Keeping the Pool Clean

Prevention and Management of Misconduct Related Retractions

Conference Sessions: July 20th and 21st
Collaborative Guidance Document Generation: July 22nd; for questions contact Carolyn Broccardo

Research is iterative and necessitates a clean “pool” of knowledge. Join us for a discussion with researchers, journal editors, universities, Research Integrity Officers, and those from the ORI, NSF, and Watchdog groups to discuss how to identify fraudulent submissions, whistleblowing, responsibility and ethics, retraction notices, and relevant forensic tools.


Fort Collins, Colorado

Hilton Fort Collins
  • +1 (970) 482-2626


This conference was funded by the Office of Research Integrity, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, grant #ORIIR150014


Registration closes at 11:59pm July 14th! On-site registration is available.

  • CSU Affiliates receive a special rate of $200.
  • Students and Postdocs receive a special rate of $50.
  • Registration rate is $500.
  • Cost includes hot breakfast, lunch, snack, and an evening reception

PLEASE NOTE: Conference Sessions are July 20th and 21st; There are NO conference sessions on July 22nd. This is a closed session for those interested in generating a collaborative guidance document. If interested, please contact


The conference will be held at the Hilton in Fort Collins. A block of rooms have been reserved for July 19, 2016 - July 23, 2016. The special room rate will be available until June 23rd or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Available rooms:
1 King Bed with Sofabed from $149/night
2 Double Beds from $149/night



Day 1: Wednesday, July 20th
7:00 - 8:00am Breakfast & Registration Atrium
8:00 - 8:15am Opening Ceremonies
Conference Welcome: Carolyn Broccardo
Opening Remarks: Alan Rudolph
Salon 4
8:15 - 9:15am Keynote Address: The Pathogenesis of Research Misconduct
Ferric Fang
Salon 4
9:15 - 9:45am The University Perspective
Joe Rosse
Salon 4
9:45 - 10:00am Break Salon 4
10:00 - 10:45am Whistle Blower Protection – the Law and the Reality
Linda Schutjer
Salon 4
10:45 - 11:15am My Brain Made Me Do It: A Neurobiological View of Scientific Misconduct
Peggy Mason
Salon 4
11:15 - 12:00pm Tools for Preventing or Identifying Misconduct
Eric Hall
Salon 4
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch Break Atrium
1:30 - 2:15pm Authors Behaving Badly…and Editors, Too: Scientific Publishing's Wild West
Adam Marcus
Salon 4
2:15 - 3:00pm Routine Activity Theory and Research Ethics
Ken Pimple
Salon 4
3:00 - 3:30pm The Role of University Quality Assurance: Observations from a QA Professional
Cat Bens
Salon 4
3:30 - 3:45pm Break Salon 4
3:45 - 4:45pm Day 1 Moderated Speaker Panel Discussion, Audience Q&A
Linda Schutjer
Salon 4
5:00 - 6:00pm Networking Reception-Hilton The Legends Room
Day 2: Thursday, July 21st
7:00 - 8:00am Breakfast Atrium
8:00 - 8:15am Introduction: Scott Moore Salon 4
8:15 - 9:15am Keynote Address: Navigating the Waters Around “Wicked Problems”: Perspectives on Misconduct from COPE
Charon Pierson
Salon 4
9:15 - 10:15am The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) Perspective on Retractions
Shara Kabak
Salon 4
10:15 - 10:30am Break Salon 4
10:30 - 11:30am The NSF Perspective on Retractions
James Kroll
Salon 4
11:30 - 12:00pm Moderated Panel Discussion with ORI and NSF, Audience Q&A
Ellen Fisher
Salon 4
12:00 - 1:30pm Lunch Break Atrium
1:30 - 2:15pm Finding the Right Balance of Speed, Transparency and Due Process when Dealing with Misconduct Allegations
Monica Bradford
Salon 4
2:15 - 3:00pm Retractions: Cooperation Between Journals and Institutions – The Lancet’s Experience
Sabine Kleinert
Salon 4
3:00 - 3:15pm Break Salon 4
3:15 - 4:00pm The Research Misconduct Case That Never Died (or, Is Dipak Das Really Still Publishing Scientific Papers From the Grave?)
Leonard P. Paplauskas
Salon 4
4:00 - 4:30pm Day 2 Moderated Speaker Panel Discussion, Audience Q&A
Ellen Fisher
Salon 4
4:30 - 5:15pm Closing Keynote: Systemic Threats to Research Integrity Require Systemic Responses
Brian Martinson
Salon 4
5:15 - 5:30pm Closing Remarks
Carolyn Broccardo
Salon 4
Day 3: Friday, July 22nd
7:00 - 8:00am Breakfast The Legends Room
8 - Noon Collaborative Guidance Document Session The Legends Room
12:00pm Boxed Lunch The Legends Room or To-Go

For general questions regarding the conference, contact Carolyn Broccardo or Kelly Perry.
For questions regarding event registration, contact Conference Services by email or by phone at (970) 491-6222.

Hilton Fort Collins

The Hilton in Fort Collins conveniently located right across the street from Colorado State University campus, and within walking distance to the MAX that runs by numerous restaurants and shops, including Historic Old Town.

Special room rates for this conference will be available until June 23rd or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.



  • +1 (970) 482-2626
  • +1 (970) 493-6265


  • Fitness Room
  • Local Area Transportation
  • Indoor Pool
  • On-site Starbucks
  • On-site Restaurant/bar

Transportation Options

Green Ride

There is a discounted rate available through the Research Integrity and Compliance Review Office at CSU.

Super Shuttle

Shared-ride service, also known as commuter shuttles, operate regularly from Denver International Airport.


Denver International Airport has many transportation options available. Explore more options via DIA's website.
Fort Collins



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