COPE webinar: Allegations of misconduct


Friday 12 April 2019, 4-5pm (British Summer Time)


Register for "Allegations of misconduct" webinar

COPE is hosting an hour long webinar around the theme of ‘Allegations of misconduct’, on Friday 12 April 2019, 4-5pm (British Summer Time).

Publication and research integrity are intertwined. A rigorous system to ensure that the published record is an accurate representation of well done research is necessary and there are multiple agents that can and should be involved. In this COPE webinar on “Allegations of misconduct”, we will discuss the interests and resources of universities and the COPE resources, including the function of the Facilitation and Integrity Subcommittee. After our invited speakers present, there will be an opportunity for questions from attendees. You can email your question in advance or ask questions during the webinar.


Susan Garfinkel, Assistant Vice President for Research Compliance, Ohio State University, Ohio

Tara Hoke, General Counsel, American Society of Civil Engineers, and COPE Trustee

The webinar is free, and open to COPE members only. Register here.


Susan Garfinkel, Assistant Vice President for Research Compliance, Ohio State University, Ohio

Dr Susan Garfinkel is currently the Assistant Vice President for Research Compliance at the Ohio State University.She serves as the senior coordinator for research misconduct and assists in coordinating institution wide research compliance policies and procedures to ensure that the university is compliant with federal and state regulations.  Previously, she served as the Director for the Division of Investigative Oversight (DIO), in the US Office of Research Integrity (ORI), responsible for oversightof institutional research misconduct matters. Susan received a PhD in genetics and conducted research in the molecular biology of aging. She was the Director of Research Grants for a non-profit organization that funded research in age related degenerative diseases and stem cell research, and worked as a Program Officer at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. She also served as faculty for the Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource Center (ASTAR), participating in conferences to train State and Federal courtjudges on various scientific and technologic issues related to genetics and molecular biology

Tara Hoke, General Counsel, American Society of Civil Engineers, and COPE Trustee

Tara Hoke received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2005. Currently, she is General Counsel for the American Society of Civil Engineers, publisher of 35 peer-reviewed journals in the subject of civil engineering research and practice.



Nancy Chescheir, editor in chief, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and COPE Council

Nancy Chescheir is the Editor-in-Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the journal of the American College of Obsetricians and Gynecologists, a position held since 2013.  She practices high risk obstetrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which she has done since 1988 except for some time as department chair at Vanderbilt University and in Botswana helping to open a hospital. 


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