2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
3260 Social and Behavioral Science Gateway
Harris, R., 2017, Rigor Mortis:How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hopes, and Wastes Billions, New York, Basic Books
(from http://richardharriswrites.com/)More information on Richard Harris
PLEASE NOTE: This same day, Richard Harris will give a public lecture entitled Science Friction: What’s Slowing Progress in Biomedicine at 7pm in the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering. For information on this lecture, see http://www.nasonline.org/programs/distinctive-voices/upcoming-events.html. The tickets are free and become available 7 days prior to the event.
The UCI Newkirk Center for Science and Society is now accepting proposals from
UCI faculty from all disciplines for research projects that study the systems of translation and utilization of information from the academic environment to the forum of public opinion and policy making; that is, to study the relationship between science and action.
Proposals may request up to $15,000 in support. Funds may be used for research support, including equipment, supplies, payment of subjects, travel, salary for staff and students or faculty summer salary. Funds will be available September 15, 2017 and must be expended by December 31, 2018.
- Be no more than three pages in length
- Attach a budget and budget justification
- Attach faculty member(s) cv or biosketch
Award funds will be transferred to the faculty member’s department, which will be responsible for administration of the funds. Award recipients must provide a written report by December 31, 2018, including an updated report on how funds were spent. Recipients may also be asked to give a lecture or workshop on their project.
Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to the Newkirk Center, firstname.lastname@example.org no later than July 31, 2017.
Retractions, Replications and Reproducibility: Changes in Scientific Knowledge Production and Communication
Friday, April 28, 2017
3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
UCI Student Center, Doheny Beach A
(Directions – http://www.uci.edu/visit/maps.php)
Bursts of media coverage of retracted scientific articles and failures to replicate and reproduce scientific findings have led to a widespread sense of crisis in the familiar forms of scientific knowledge production and communication. Is the language of crisis warranted, or is this how science has always worked? How are technological changes in the communication of scientific results affecting the process of scientific knowledge production? Are there genuine knowledge crises in certain scientific fields (such as medicine or social science)? What solutions are available for these problems, and how can new scholars move forward with both confidence and integrity in this environment?
This program will be appropriate to all campus personnel and community members interested in how the process of scientific communication may affect their role as producers and consumers of scientific knowled
Moderator: Larry Cahill
Moderator: Simon Cole