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ASIA PACIFIC RESEARCH INTEGRITY

4th 2021 Seoul APRI 

Network Conference



ABOUT US


Goals : Reinforcing the network for establishing research ethics in Asia-Pacific  countries, as well as promoting the achievements of Korea’s research ethics  establishment. Also, to exchange information and efforts to further put in place research ethics in each country and set a culture of Responsible Conduct of Research  (RCR) that meets a global standard. 


The detailed goals are as follows:


1. Recognize the similarities and differences in various research ethics systems,  norms, and culture of countries in the Asia-Pacific;


2. Share norms for establishing desirable research ethics across borders and exchanging experiences of Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR);


3. Recognize the roles and responsibilities of the actors involved in establishing  research ethics, such as the  government, research institutes (universities,  government-funded institutes, etc.), research grant institutions, academic organizations   and publishers, and researchers- and to explore effective ways  for mutual cooperation;


4. Contributing to raising the awareness of research ethics of Korean  researchers and establishing research ethics systems sponsored by  universities and governments. Fifteen years after the Hwang Woo-Seok incident, the achievements of establishing research ethics in Korea have been  widely spread, and international efforts and experiences have been  exchanged on various and new research ethics issues;


Host  :  National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)

Organizer  :  Korean University Council of Research Ethics (KUCRE)  


4th 2021 Seoul APRI Network Conference Organization

Local Organizing Committee


Name


Affiliation


Chang-Sub Uhm (Co-chair)


Head Director and President of  KUCRE, Professor at  Korea University


InJae Lee (Local-lead)


Director of KUCRE, Director of  CRE, Professor at Seoul National University of Education


Byung-Il Kim


Director of  KUCRE, Professor at Hanyang University


Ock-Joo Kim


Executive Director of KUCRE, Professor at Seoul National University

Cheol-Heui Yun

Head of Publication Ethics Committee of Korea Council of Science Editors, Professor at Seoul National University


Won-Yong Lee


Director of  KUCRE, Professor at  YonseiUniversity


Hyo-Bin Lee


Executive Director of  KUCRE,  Adjunct Professor at Chungnam University


Dong-Su Han


Vice President of  Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors (KAMJE), Professor at Hanyang University

4th 2021 Seoul APRI Planning Committee


Name

Country

Name

Country


Chang-Sub Uhm

South Korea

Mai Har Sham

Hong Kong


InJae Lee


South Korea

Surendra Shastri

India


Daniel Barr

Australia

Jun Fudano

Japan


Jennifer Byrne

Australia

Iekuni Ichikawa

Japan


Anne Walsh


Australia

De Ming Chau

Malaysia


Li Tang


China

Matt Hall

New Zealand


Ping Sun


China

El-Nasir Lalani

Pakistan


Cheung Chen Chen


Chinese Taipei

Tony Mayer

Singapore


Chien Chou


Chinese Taipei

Prasit Palittapongarnpim

Thailand


Ovid Tzeng


Chinese Taipei

Susan Garfinkel

US


Danny Chan


Hong Kong

Zoë Hammatt

US

Frederick Leung

Hong Kong


Michael Kalichman


US


Eric Mah

US

WELCOME ADDRESS

Chang-Sub Uhm 

- 4th 2021 Seoul APRI Co-chair 

Honorable members of the APRI networking committee, the 2021 Seoul APRI planning committee and local organizing committee, fellow researchers, university and government officials from the Asia-Pacific region who are with us online and offline, I welcome you from Seoul, South Korea. 


The Republic of Korea has been working tirelessly to establish research ethics within the nation, through laws and regulations, reorganization of research support systems, expansion of research ethics education, and objective verification of research misconduct. The representative institution that encapsulates this, The National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), has established a Research Ethics Support Centre to provide systematic assistance such as various policies related to research ethics, the collection and distribution of useful information, and support for research misconduct verification. The Korean University Council of Research Ethics (KUCRE) is a joint meeting of the Committee of Research Ethics and Integrity of Korean Universities, to take research ethics towards the right direction. This is achieved by sharing the latest changes and knowledge in research ethics, verified solutions, and creating various channels to communicate with the government.


In 2007, people from all over the world who are interested in research integrity gathered in Lisbon for the first time at the World Conference on Research Integrity (WCRI). During this conference, the need for a network for cooperation among regional countries was raised, and APRI was formed in 2016, with its first meeting in Hong Kong in 2017. The Republic of Korea has been in steady attendance of the APRI meeting since its establishment. It has acquired information on various efforts of different countries to establish research integrity, and sharing their own experiences. I am very honored to help host such an important event in South Korea. 


The current COVID-19 pandemic, which is threatening the world, has brought about radical change not only in socio-economics, but also in science and technology. The pandemic has raised new issues that need to be considered and to find new ways in securing research integrity and establishing a desirable research culture. With this, the theme of the 2021 Seoul APRI Network Conference is “Current Issues and Tasks to Establish Research Ethics in the Era of COVID-19.”


Although the conference will be held online, I look forward to this conference as an opportunity to further strengthen the network by sharing valuable experiences that have worked to establish research ethics in Asia-Pacific countries. I also look forward to find ways on how we can cooperate with one another. 


On behalf of the 4th 2021 Seoul APRI Network local organizing committee, I sincerely welcome all of you to this event.



SCHEDULE

SPEAKERS

Opening Ceremony

Chang-Sub Uhm

Head Director and President of Korean University Council of Research Ethics,

2021 Seoul APRI Co-chair, South Korea


Welcome Address

Michael Kalichman

Director of Research Ethics Program at University of California San Diego, 

2021 Seoul APRI  Co-chair, USA


Congratulatory Remarks

InJae Lee

Director of Korean University Council of Research Ethics, 

2021 Seoul  APRI Local-lead, South Korea


Opening Ceremony Moderator


Keynote Lecture

Junghye Roh

President of National Research Foundation of Korea, South Korea

Daniel Barr

Principal Research Integrity Advisor at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), 2021 Seoul APRI Co-Chair, Australia

InJae Lee

Director of Korean University Council of Research Ethics, 2021 Seoul APRI Co- Chair, South Korea

Zoë Hammatt

Z Consulting, LLC ,  2021 Seoul APRI 

Co-chair, USA


Keynote Lecture Moderator


Moderator

Prasit Palittapongarnpim

Professor at Mahidol University, 2021 Seoul APRI Planning Committee, Thailand




Plenary 1 Moderator

Ping Sun

Editor in Chief of Siyidi International Education Consulting and Services Co. Ltd , 2021 Seoul  APRI Planning Committee, China


Plenary 2 Moderator

Jennifer Byrne

Professor of Molecular Oncology at The University of Sydney, 2021 Seoul APRI Planning Committee, Australia



Plenary 3 Moderator

Danny Chan

Professor and Director of School of Biomedical Sciences at University of Hong Kong, 2021 Seoul APRI Planning Committee, Hong Kong


Plenary 4 Moderator


Plenary 1 : Efforts and Results to Establish Research Integrity with the Government After the 3rd APRI Conference

Mai Har Sham

Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Vice President (Research) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2021 Seoul APRI Planning Committee, Hong Kong

Chien Chou

Chair Professor at National Chiao Tung University, 2021 Seoul APRI Planning Committee, Chinese Taipei

Li Tang

Professor at Fudan University,  2021 Seoul APRI Planning Committee, China

Ock-Joo Kim

Professor in the Department of History of Medicine & Medical Humanities at Seoul National University, South Korea


Plenary 2 : Sharing How to Identify Research Misconduct Verification

Iekuni Ichikawa

Project Professor at Shinshu University, 2021 Seoul APRI Planning Committee , Japan

Ovid Tzeng

Academician and Distinguished Research Fellow at Academia Sinica, Chairman of University Alliance in Talent Development, 2021 Seoul APRI Planning Committee, Chinese Taipei

Susan Garfinkel

Assistant Vice President for Research Compliance at The Ohio State University, 2021 Seoul APRI Planning Committee , USA

Hwan Jin Noh

Professor at University of Science and Technology, South Korea


Plenary 3 : Data Integrity and Publication Ethics

Cheol-Heui Yun

Professor in the Department of Agricultural Biotechnology at Seoul National University, 2021 Seoul APRI Planning Committee, South Korea

Young Yoo

Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Korea University  Medical College,  

South Korea

Basil D’souza

Vice President of Cactus Communications , India

Kei Kojo

Co-founder of LPIXEL, Japan


Plenary 4 : Challenges of Research Ethics/Integrity and RCR Education

De Ming Chau

Senior Lecturer at University Putra Malaysia,  2021  Seoul APRI Planning Committee, Malaysia

Jun Fudano

Professor of Center for Higher Education Studies at Waseda University, 2021 Seoul APRI Planning Committee, Japan

Sophia Pan

Assistant Research Fellow at National Chiao Tung University, Chinese Taipei

Michael Kalichman

Professor of Research Ethics Program at the University of California San Diego, 2021 Seoul APRI Conference Co-chair, USA


4th 2021 Seoul APRI Network Conference Trailer


PRE - REGISTRATION

“The registration fee for this conference is waived, and the certificate of completion will be issued via email”


CONTACT US

Association name : Korean University Council of Research Ethics 


Web-site : http://kucre.or.kr/

E-mail : yoonjin527@gmail.com

Tel : (+82)-507-1365-1152 


Origin and History

Why Focus on Asian and Pacific Rim Universities and Research Institutes?


« Having made tremendous progress in expanding access to higher edcuation, the leading countries of Asia are focused on an even more challenging goal: building universities that can compete with the finest in the world. The governments of China, India, Singapore, South Korea are explicitly seeking to elevate some of their universities to this exalted status because they recognize the important role that university-based scientific research has played in driving economic growth in the United States, Europe and Japan. »
— Prof. Richard C. Levin, Former President, Yale University


The impact of Asian and Pacific Rim countries in research is compelling in terms of both population (>50% of world population; CIA, 2015) and publication. Among the top 50 countries, the US leads at about 20% of total publications, but 13 of the other 49 countries are Asian and Pacific Rim nations, contributing an additional 32% (SCIMago, 2015) of all publications. As of 2013, approximately 40% of global R&D expenditure came from this region (NSF, 2016).


The concept of an APRI network emerged in early 2013. Recognizing the extent of research collaboration across the region and the need for discussion around commonalities and differences in handling allegations of research misconduct and providing education, then Director of the Research Integrity Program at the University of Hawaii, Zoë Hammatt, in partnership with the US Office of Research Integrity (ORI), began planning a regional conference.


Ms. Hammatt and ORI convened an initial, informal gathering of representatives of the region during the Third World Conference on Research Integrity (WCRI) in Montreal in April 2013. When Ms. Hammatt accepted a position as Director of Education and Integrity at ORI in 2014, she obtained approvals to cosponsor a planning committee meeting with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in February 2015. Ms. Hammatt and Mr. Eric Mah, then the UCSF RIO, invited nine regional representatives to formally establish the network and help plan for a larger meeting the following year. The first meeting of the APRI Network was hosted at UC San Diego in February 2016, and the first APRI meeting in Asia was hosted at the University of Hong Kong in February 2017. 


The third APRI meeting was held in Taipei, Taiwan in February 2018. Asia-Pacific countries such as Taiwan and Korea, as well as other European countries such as Norway and Serbia, also participated. With the decision to hold the annual meeting every other year, the fourth meeting was held in Seoul, South Korea in 2021. It was originally scheduled to be held in September 2020, but was postponed to February 2021 as an online conference, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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