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Scholarships reimburse your conference registration fee and cannot be awarded until you have registered for the conference successfully. Awardees who register by credit card will be reimbursed by check at the registration desk on the first day of the conference. For awardees who register using a UW budget number, that budget number will be reimbursed through the UW journal voucher process.
Suggested Attendees: Researchers, physicians, compliance officials, educators, central and departmental research administrators, attorneys and government employees. Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows are especially encouraged to attend! Attendees should consider bringing an institutional team with them to include the Chief Compliance Officer, Director of Sponsored Programs and the Vice Provost for Research to work with the groups to identify and develop tactical methods for instituting best practices into their organizations.
This will be an active, working conference and we have Great Expectations about collaboratively identifying novel, Regions X – specific priorities and developing best-practice recommendations that will:
- Recognize and promote shared foundations, terminology, regulatory requirements, and common practices for ethical interaction between academic and industry partners
- Define best practices for sharing data and biological samples, including maintaining and building research repositories
- Elevate the understanding of cross cultural and global ethical policies
How are we going to realize these Great Expectations? When you register for the conference you will be asked to designate a Working Group to which you will be affiliated for the duration of the conference. When you get to the conference, share your ideas, your experiences, your recommendations in the Panel, Interactive, and Working Group sessions*. The Working Groups will identify and assimilate the conference priorities into a report that will be published for the collective benefit of all the meeting participants, and for broader local, regional, and national dissemination.
Our sponsors have charged us with assessing the overall impact of this conference. From time to time after the conference our Evaluation Committee will contact you requesting information (via short surveys) about who you’ve talked to about the conference (they’ll want names!) and how you’ve incorporated the policy, process, and best practice recommendations that you took away from the conference into your daily work and research activities.
This conference is for all those interested in discussing the issues, policy, and best practices that govern the ethical foundations of interdisciplinary collaborations and committed to elevating these ideals in the broader scientific community. We look forward to your participation!
*Participants are invited to submit an original abstract when registering for the conference. For more information about abstract submission see “How do I submit an abstract?” FAQ and the Submit an Abstract page
Abstracts are submitted electronically using the form found on the Submit an Abstract page. Be sure to complete all of the form fields and to designate a Working Group that is most relevant to the abstract content. Descriptions of the themes/topics of the Working Groups can be found on the Sessions and Working Groups page.
Abstracts will be reviewed for relevance to the scope of the conference and appropriateness of the requested Working Group assignment. Abstracts will be reviewed only when the attendee has successfully registered for the conference. Working Group Co-Facilitators will be provided with copies of approved abstracts for consideration as they develop the discussion framework for their sessions. Approved submissions will be reprinted electronically and in hardcopy formats in the “Conference Proceedings.” Please do not submit proprietary information. Abstract submission is encouraged where appropriate, but not required for conference attendees. Whether a submitted abstract is accepted or not has no impact on the submitter’s registration status.
Scholarship requests are submitted electronically using the form found on the Apply for a Scholarship page. Scholarship applications will be accepted thru September 8th. Individuals awarded scholarships will be notified by September 16th. Applicants must also complete the registration process in order to be considered for a scholarship.
The conference will be held at the University of Washington’s Seattle campus on September 22nd & 23rd, 2011.
Keynote presentations will be held in the main auditorium of Meany Hall. Working Groups sessions will be held in nearby Kane Hall.
Keep an eye on this page for campus weather updates.
Vegetarian options are available for the lunches and can be chosen when registering.