Discover how to address research ethics concerns at Mandel School workshop April 22

Kimberly J. Strom-GottfriedThe Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences will hold a workshop on research ethics as part of the Centennial Speaker Series Friday, April 22, from 2 to 5:15 p.m. in Mandel Community Studies Center, Room 115.

Kimberly J. Strom-Gottfried (GRS ’93, social welfare), the Smith P. Theimann Jr. Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Professional Practice at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Social Work, will present “Ethical Research: Beyond Fraud and the IRB.”

Often, discussions of research ethics center on the steps needed to avoid fraud or protect human subjects. These topics, while important, are only a fraction of the considerations for ethical research, and excessive attention to them obscures other important and meaningful considerations.

Ethical dilemmas are inherent throughout the research process, from the decision about what to study and how to study it, through analysis and dissemination of findings. Strom-Gottfried’s presentation will address and illustrate these dilemmas and offer recommendations for strengthening research integrity.

Strom-Gottfried is author of Straight Talk about Professional Ethics and The Ethics of Practice with Minors and the forthcoming Cultivating Courage.

Registration is available at