Managing the Three 'I's of Institutional Research: Institutional Research Board, Research Integrity, and Intellectual Property

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On-Demand (OD)     $299.00
Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter: Dr. James Ottavio Castagnera, Esq., managing director of K&C HR Enterprises and legal counsel at Rider University
Price: $299.00 On-Demand includes full audio presentation, question and answer session, and presentation slides.
Who Should Attend? Administrators, faculty, staff, IRB, department heads, higher education counsel
Best For: Higher education

If a professor’s proposed research project involves human subjects, as is so often the case, then your Institutional Research Board is a key player in the grant-application and project-execution processes. An effective IRB can help you manage risk while helping the researcher shape a proposal that will pass grant agency muster and win those enviable “soft dollars.” An inefficient IRB, on the other hand, will build barriers to grantsmanship and discourage faculty efforts.

Closely aligned with IRB scrutiny is research integrity. It takes only one research-related scandal to trash your institution’s hard-earned reputation. From grant proposal to final report and published article, the researcher’s close adherence to recognized best practices is absolutely critical. Putting an appropriate policy in place, disseminating it, educating faculty, post-docs, GAs and even undergrads in your labs are all vital to maintaining that reputation.

Equally important is understanding what research results constitute valuable intellectual property. Protecting the university’s interest in that IP and preventing its misappropriation often makes the difference between a handsome return on research investment and watching those soft dollars disappear through your institution’s fingers.

Please join Dr. Jim Castagnera for a comprehensive session that explores key considerations for your school’s research activities.


Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • The nuts and bolts of establishing and operating an efficient and effective IRB
  • How the Common Rule governing human subjects research was updated in 2018 and what this means for your IRB and your researchers in 2019 and beyond
  • What a sound Research Integrity Policy should look like and how it should be used
  • Federal government requirements for annual and incident reporting of research-integrity violations
  • The major forms of intellectual property: what they are, how they are protected, and who has what rights as among the institution, the researcher and the grantor
  • What is the new federal “Protecting Trade Secrets Act” and how should you be using it


Your conference leader for “Managing the Three 'I's of Institutional Research: Institutional Research Board, Research Integrity, and Intellectual Property” is Dr. James Ottavio Castagnera, Esq. Jim holds a JD and a PhD from Case Western Reserve University. He was a labor, employment, and intellectual property lawyer at the Philadelphia law firm of Saul Ewing for ten years before joining Rider University as associate provost and legal counsel for academic affairs. His portfolio in that capacity has included regulatory compliance and research integrity; labor relations, litigation management, and dispute resolution; human subjects research, animal facilities, and lab safety; international faculty and student issues; services to students with disabilities; academic-program development, and academic governance matters. His publications include 21 books, mostly on education and employment topics. He teaches human-resource compliance courses online for Drexel University’s law school and is the chief consultant for his company, K&C HR Enterprises/Holland Media Services. QUALITY COMMITMENT

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