APPE RISE(sm) Pre-Conference Symposium 2023

Contributed by the Preconference Planning Committee: Cortni Romaine, Mohammad Hosseini and Sharon Shriver

The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Research Integrity Scholars and Educators (APPE RISEsm) Consortium promotes education and research on research ethics, research integrity, and the responsible conduct of research. In support of this mission, the APPE RISEsm Consortium serves as a forum for academics, practitioners, and other groups to share experience, expertise, and scholarship.

An important APPE RISEsm Consortium initiative is the APPE RISEsm Pre-Conference Symposium offered in conjunction with APPE’s International Conference. The 2023 pre-conference event will be the fourth annual RISE Symposium, and this year’s theme is “Research Ethics and Integrity: Strategies for Engagement”. 

This year’s theme was chosen by the Preconference Planning Committee because “engagement” spans multiple elements related to research integrity and ethics, highlighting the ways in which researchers, institutions and the public interact with and understand one another. In this context, engagement involves applying concepts of integrity and ethics in research to the various challenges that affect interactions among distinct groups. These issues are also reflected in recent updates to NIH’s Responsible Conduct of Research instructions regarding safe and inclusive research environments and transnational collaborations, all of which require strategies for ethical engagement. 

With this in mind, APPE RISEsm welcomes proposals that explore the definition, scope and impact of engagement among researchers, institutions, communities and the public, with a view to foster discussions about the complex nature of engagement. More information about the call for proposals, submission categories, and format can be found at The proposal deadline is October 3, 2022. 

Ken Pimple Collection on the Online Ethics Center

The OEC is an international site that provides resources for teaching and learning about ethics in engineering and science, as well as hosting a number of Communities of Practice, groups of scholars, researchers, and practitioners who meet and communicate regularly around topics such as teaching research ethics.

Our hope is that the inclusion of these seminal works in the OEC collection will bring them to the attention of colleagues working in the area of research ethics from around the world.

The collection can be found here.