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.