The Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) program (a joint program between the University of California San Diego and Jordan University of Science and Technology; JUST) provided a one-day face-to-face workshops in Research Misconduct in collaboration with the Faculty of Graduate Studies and The Deanship of Research at JUST. The workshops were conducted on June 25th and July 8th at the academic development center at JUST.
The workshops were presented by Dr. Nour Al-Sawalha, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy and current fellow at RCR program. The workshops aimed at deepening understanding of research misconduct and questionable research practices, including; types, causes, consequences, handling and reporting, real cases and possible preventative remedies. Further, the workshops assisted the graduate students to become familiar with the consequences of research misconduct and real examples of cases in the scientific community. In addition, proper research practices were addressed to avoid research misconduct and questionable research practices. A total of 55 graduate students, including master students and residents participated in these workshops. The participants appreciated the provided information and they requested to conduct such useful workshops more frequently.
At the end of the workshops, Prof. Karem Alzoubi (The director of the RCR program in Jordan, and the Dean of faculty of Pharmacy) distributed the certificates to the participants.
The Responsible Conduct of Research Program in Collaboration with JUST/graduate Studies College Held a Workshop in Manuscript Writing and Research Integrity
As part of the continuing efforts to provide scientific support to graduate students at Jordan and the MENA, the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) program in collaboration with the Faculty of Graduate Studies at Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) held a one-day work shop about Manuscript Writing and Research Integrity. The workshop was conducted on December, 24 at Salah Al-Deen auditorium.
The Workshop was presented by Dr.Fadia Mayyas, a fellow at the RCR program and Vice Dean of Faculty of Graduate Studies at JUST. The goal of this workshop was to provide graduate students at our university with essential skills and principles in manuscript writing process, in addition to important ethical aspects of writing and publication, and the pitfalls associated with them. Dr. Mayyas provided a step wise guide to write a manuscript with strong interactive focus with participants. The workshop was attended by 70 current graduate students from different faculties including master students and residents.
The director of the RCR program in Jordan, Prof. Karem Alzoubi said that the workshop is supported by the RCR program that aims to train and mentor future educators and researchers in Jordan to enhance the research environment in Jordan and the Arab region. Dr. Fadia Mayyas added that these workshops are fundamental to increase our graduate students’ knowledge and skills of development of a research paper and prepare them for a successful career in research.
At the end of the workshop Prof. Karem Alzoubi distributed the certificates to the attendee.