Speakers

Mr. Daham I. ALANI (SAUDI ARABIA)
Advisor to the Vice President for Research Institutes, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)

Mr. Jean-Pierre ALIX (FRANCE)
Advisor to Chairman, Science in Society Program, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

Jean-Pierre ALIX is currently in charge of the Science in Society Program in CNRS, and a member of the French ‘Conseil Supérieur de la Recherche et de la Technologie’.

He was graduated in economy, from HEC School in Paris and from the University of Paris.

After a few years in the public programming and budgeting system in CNRS (1972-1980), he joined the French Ocean sciences interdisciplinary Program as General Secretary (1980-1986). His main task was to combine disciplines, institutions and collaborations with foreign countries to design research programs.

He then participated in the creation of the national French body (CNER) for the evaluation of science policy. Complementary to peer review, the institutional and efficiency review was considered as a base to define strategies for research.

He was an Advisor to the Minister of education and research for research policy (1995-1997), especially dealing with Universities and with innovation.

Since 1998, his field of interest has been mainly the role and relations of science in society, whether in the ‘Cité des sciences et de l’industrie’ as Chief executive for development, or in CNRS, as in charge of the Science in society Program.

Since 2006, the SiS subject has been put in the heart of CNRS strategy. It started through the publication of Sciences et société en mutation, sous la direction de J.P. Alix, CNRS éditions, 2007. In 2008, has been organised and published the European conference entitled “Science in society; dialogue and scientific responsibility” during the French Presidency of the European Union (MURS edition, France). J.P. Alix is developing sensibilisation of researchers and experimenting new tools for the public debate about science. He currently chairs Fora and workshops in OECD (Improving the dialogue with society about scientific issues, OECD, 2009) and in ESF (SiS relationships, Roadmapping science to society).

In the field of scientific integrity, as a constituent of ethics and of SiS programs, he joined the OECD Workshop in Tokyo in 2007. He represents CNRS in the ESF Forum “To foster research integrity in Europe”. Convinced that scientific integrity has to be promoted among institutions, he obtained from Ministry of Higher education and Research a mandate to establish clear rules in France. Based on a survey among research institutions, a report has been transmitted to Ministry, and proposes to foster research integrity through training and dealing with allegations. New rules should be adopted in 2011.

Professor Howard ALPER (CANADA)
Visiting Executive, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Distinguished University Professor, University of Ottawa

Howard Alper is currently Visiting Executive at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Ottawa. The basic research Alper has been pursuing spans organic and inorganic chemistry, with potential applications in the pharmaceutical, petrochemical, and commodity chemical industries.

He has discovered new reactions using homogeneous, phase transfer, and heterogeneous catalysis (e.g. clays, dendrimers). He has also used chiral ligands in metal catalyzed cycloaddition and carbonylation reactions, and succeeded in preparing valuable products in pharmacologically active form. He has published 513 papers, has thirty-seven patents, and has edited several books.

Alper has received a number of prestigious Fellowships including the E.W.R. Steacie (NSERC, 1980‑82), Guggenheim (1985‑86), and Killam (1986‑88) Fellowships. Major awards to Alper include the Alcan Award for Inorganic Chemistry (1986), Bader Award for Organic Chemistry (1990), Steacie Award for Chemistry (1993), all of the Canadian Society for Chemistry. The Chemical Institute of Canada has presented Alper with the Catalysis Award (1984), the Montreal Medal (2003), and the CIC Medal (1997), its highest honour. He also received the Urgel‑Archambault Prize (ACFAS) in physical sciences and engineering.

In 2000, the Governor General of Canada presented him with the first Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal in Science and Engineering. The following year, he was given the National Merit Award for contributions to the Life Sciences. In 2002, he received the Le Sueur Memorial Award of the Society of Chemical Industry (U.K.). In 2004, he was made an Honorary Fellow of the Chemical Research Society of India, and in 2006, Honorary Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada.

He has served on a number of NSERC committees (e.g. Committee on Research Grants), and as Chair of Boards and Committees including, amongst others, the Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE), Council of Canadian Academies, Canadian Research Knowledge Network, and the Steacie Institute of Molecular Sciences.

Alper was appointed as a Titular Member of the European Academy of Arts, Sciences, and Humanities in 1996. He was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1999, and in 2002 he received the award of Officer, National Order of Merit, by the President of the Republic of France. He was named President of the Royal Society of Canada for a two-year term commencing November 2001, and currently serves as its Foreign Secretary. In 2004, he was elected to a three-year term as Co-Chair of the InterAmerican Network of Academies of Science (IANAS).

In December 2006, he was elected Co-Chair of the InterAcademy Panel: Global Network of Science Academies for a three-year term, and in January 2010 was re-elected to a second three year term as Co-Chair. In 2007, he was appointed Chair of the Government of Canada’s Science, Technology and Innovation Council.

He is passionate about Canada, research and chocolate.

Professor Ashima ANAND (INDIA)
Principal Investigator
Exertional Breathlessness Studies Laboratory (DST), V.P.Chest Institute, Delhi University

Ashima Anand PhD, is a respiratory neurphysiologist with research interests in clinical science that integrate mechanisms of sensory transduction and respiratory control- especially during exercise in cardiopulmonary disease and hypobaric conditions i.e. at high-altitude. She carries out her investigations in a laboratory run by the Department of Science & Technology (India)- at the Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute in Delhi University. Currently she is targeting her endeavours, which are a blend of physiology and clinical medicine at finding methods for ameliorating dyspnoea and increasing exercise capabilities of these categories of individuals.

Her quest is to ‘naturally’ attract the young to science by means of arousing an interest in problems in their own environment and persuading them to use both indigenous, as well as modern and advanced techniques for scientific development and to make them aware that where expertise or resources are limited, goals can be achieved by undertaking collaborative work.

One of her main interests and efforts has been the pursuit of maintaining ethics in science and adhering to scientific morals not only with regard to the conduct of science in the laboratory and with publications generally, but also specifically with reference to the various issues that confront us in modern biology. In this regard she has been relentless in providing insights into the issues involved and educating the young researchers in India about this both as a member of the Society of Scientific Values (and for a while as a member of its executive committee) and as a member of the Committee on Ethics of the International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS).

She is a Fellow of Indian National Science Academy, National Academy of Medical Sciences (India) and of TWAS - The Developing World Academy of Sciences. She is a member of the Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in Science (CFRS) of the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU).

Dr. Melissa S. ANDERSON (USA)
Professor of Higher Education and Affiliate Faculty, Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota

Melissa S. Anderson, Ph.D., is Professor of Higher Education and an affiliate faculty member in bioethics at the University of Minnesota, where she also chairs the University’s Senate Research Committee. Her work over the past 25 years has been in the areas of research integrity, research misconduct, and academy-industry relations. Dr. Anderson’s research, funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation, has focused on the research environment in relation to research integrity and graduate and postdoctoral training. She serves on the Ethics Committee of the American Educational Research Association, for which she chairs the subcommittee charged with rewriting the Association's code of ethics. She also chaired the committee that wrote the ethical principles for the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Dr. Anderson is currently principal investigator of an NIH-funded study of international research collaborations. She recently co-edited (with Nick Steneck) the volume International Research Collaborations: Much to be Gained, Many Ways to Get in Trouble (Routledge press).

Professor Bertil ANDERSSON (Singapore)
Provost, Nanyang Technological University

Professor Bertil Andersson is a plant biochemist of international reputation and is the author of over 300 papers in photosynthesis research, biological membranes, protein and membrane purification and light stress in plants.

He was educated at Umeå and Lund Universities in Sweden. He started his research career at Umeå after which he became a Professor of Biochemistry. From 1996-2003, he became Dean of the Faculty of Chemical Sciences at the University of Stockholm. In 1999 he was the Rector (President) of Linköping University, Sweden until the end of 2003. From 2004-2007, he joined the European Science Foundation in Strasbourg as its Chief Executive. Since April 2007, he has been appointed Provost of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

From 1989 to 1997, he was member of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry (Chair 1997), later becoming a member of the Nobel Foundation (2000-2006) and he is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Nobel Foundation.

He continues to hold academic appointments as Professor of Biochemistry at Linköping University and Adjunct Professor at Umeå University. He is also a visiting Professor and a Fellow of Imperial College London.

Professor Andersson has been a member of the boards of several Swedish and international foundations and learned societies, including a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Australian Academy of Sciences and Academia Europaea and holds honorary doctorates from several universities. He is also a member of the Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) Board, A*STAR Singapore and an Advisory Board Member of the Euroscience Open Forum.

He is also a research adviser to the Swedish government and was, between 2004 and 2007, the Vice President of the European Research Advisory Board (EURAB) of the European Commission. He has also been an adviser to business activities in the area of biotechnology and pharma.

In November 2010, Professor Andersson will receive the Wilhelm Exner Medal, joining an illustrious list of laureates, which includes Nobel Prize winners. The award is in recognition of Professor Andersson’s research related to artificial leaves and its creation as well as his contributions to European and Austrian research. This medal has been awarded since 1921 to scientists and inventors whose work has opened new possibilities in industrial applications.

Dr. Lida ANESTIDOU (USA)
Senior Program Officer, Institute for Laboratory Animal Research, National Academy of Sciences, USA

Lida Anestidou, DVM, PhD is Senior Program Officer at the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, where she directs a diverse portfolio of studies on the use of laboratory animals; biodefense and biosecurity; and responsible conduct of research. Dr. Anestidou has trained as a veterinarian and holds a doctorate in biomedical sciences. She is an editorial board member of the journals Science and Engineering Ethics and Lab Animal and Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Animal Research Committee. Dr. Anestidou serves as an expert for the Ethical Review of the 7th Framework Program at the European Commission.

Professor Douglas N. ARNOLD (USA)
McKnight Presidential Professor of Mathematics, University of Minnesota
President, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

Douglas N. Arnold is the McKnight Presidential Professor of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota. He is a research mathematician and educator with a strong interest in mathematics in interdisciplinary research and in the public understanding of the role of mathematics. For 2009 and 2010, Prof. Arnold serves as the President of SIAM, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. SIAM is the world's leading professional organization for applied mathematicians and computational scientists, whose activities include the publication of 15 highly regarded journals in their disciplines. Arnold was a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow and is a foreign member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and a SIAM Fellow.

Professor Makoto ASASHIMA (JAPAN)
Director, Organ Development Research Laboratory National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Emeritus and Visiting Professor, Department of Life Sciences (Biology), Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo

Professor Makoto Asashima is the Director of Organ Development Research Laboratory National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and Emeritus and Visiting Professor at the Department of Life Sciences (Biology), Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tokyo. He is also a Principal Fellow at the Center for Research and Development Strategy, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).

Asashima obtained his Doctor of Science from the University of Tokyo in 1972. He specialized in the field of Developmental Biology and Cell Biology. His research interests include:
1. Mechanism of egg development using from experimental biology to molecular biology
2. Control of Organogenesis in vitro
3. Molecular biology of cell differentiation and embryonic development.
4. Cloning and analysis of organ specified genes and early embryonic development

He was a Research Associate of Institute of Molecularbiology, Free University of Berlin (Germany) from 1972 to 1974. He was an Associate Professor (1974 – 1985), and Professor (1985 – 1993) at the Yokohama City University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. He subsequently joined the University of Tokyo as a Professor (1993-1995) in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Professor (1995-2003) at Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He became the Dean and Head at the University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences from 2003 to 2005. Subsequently, he assumed the post of Vice-President of Science Council of Japan from 2005 to 2008 and concurrently held the posts of Director of Life Sciences Network in the University of Tokyo (2005- 2007), Director of Center for Structuring Life Sciences in the University of Tokyo (2006 - 2007), Director, Organ Development Research Laboratory in National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) (Apr.1, 2006- current). He was the Managing Director, Executive Vice President, Visiting Professor in the University of Tokyo from 2007 to 2009. He is a Fellow of the Organ Development Research Laboratory in National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and a Principal Fellow, Center for Research and Development Strategy, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) since 2009.

His academic appointments include: Japanese Society of Developmental Biology (President), Japanese Society of Zoological Science(President), Japanese Society of Cell Biology (Council), Japanese Society of Space Biology (President), Japanese Society of Molecular Biology (Council), International Society of Developmental Biologists (Academic council member), New York Science Academy (Active member), Tokyo University Press (Trustee), Development Growth and Differentiation (Associate Editor), Cell Structure and Function (Editor), Int. J. Developmental Biology (Associate editor), Zoological Science (Editor) and Japanese Society of Cancer Research (Council)

He has won several prizes such as:
1. Prize of Japanese Society of Zoological Science in 1990
2. Prize of Inoue Academic Foundation (with gold medal) in 1990
3. Prize of Kihara Memorial Academic Foundation (Silver Flower design with gold frame) in 1994
4. Siebold Prize (Germany; President Weiszeker) in 1994
5. Toray Science Prize (with gold medal) in 1999
6. Mochida Medical Science Prize (with gold medal) in 1999
7. Naito Memorial Science Prize (with gold medal) in 2000
8. Prize of Japanese Society of Bioindustry in 2000
9. Uehara Prize (with gold medal) in 2000
10. Japan Academy Prize and Emperial Special Prize (with silver pot) from Society of Japan Academy in 2001
11.Purple Ribbon Prize (Academic field called as Shiji-hosho) from the Japanese Government in 2001
12.The prince Hitachi Prize for comparative oncology (with special medal) in 2002
13. Erwin-Stein-Preises (Germany: Erwin-Stein-Stiftung)in 2008
14. Award of Bunka Koro Sha (cultural contributor) from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2008

He has given more than 70 lectures in Japan and more than 40 lectures internationally.

Dr. Nils AXELSEN (DENMARK)
Ombudsman for Research Integrity
Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen

Nils Axelsen is since 2008 Ombudsman for Research Integrity at Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen, and so far the first ombudsman of this kind in Denmark. Besides being ombudsman he is responsible for training all researchers at the Institute’s many departments in Good Research Practice (RCR) and runs a program in which the trainees are taught in small groups, present the topics and discuss them with top scientists and the Institute’s CEO.

Axelsen was one of the founders of the Danish Committees on Scientific Dishonesty (1992), member of the medical committee 1993-2005, and has participated as investigator in many cases of al-legations for scientific dishonesty, and in some 75 decisions of the DCSD. He wrote a chapter on the international development in the each of the DSCD’s annual reports 1993-2005, and has been coauthor of DSCD’s guidelines for Good Scientific Practice. He was member of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Committee on Bioethics 1994-2001, chair 1995-96.

He is an MD and DSc.Med, was associate professor at Copenhagen University 1969-78, and has since then had leading positions at Statens Serum Institut, including being director for the institute 1985-88. His scientific field is clinical biochemistry, especially immunochemistry, where he has contributed to development of the powerful Scandinavian electro immunochemical methods, and is editor of three handbooks on this topic. He has also published scientific papers in the fields of microbiology and immunology, has given lectures at many universities throughout, Europe, USA and Australia, and has been mentor for many D.Sc.Med. students in medicine. Has received the Thorvald Madsen Prize and a Gold Medal from University of Aarhus.

He has served on many national and international committees on scientific and science policy, and is a member of Danish Academy for the Technical Sciences (ATV) and the Danish Academy for the Natural Sciences. 1985-95 he was member of The Joint Committee Medico-Biological Programme between The People’s Republic of China and Denmark (the Foreign Ministry, Danida agency) which resulted in the building of a Danish financed training institute in Beijing for extensive post-graduate theoretical and laboratory training of Chinese scientists in the medical field. This institute has now been handed over to the China.

Membership of boards of directors/trustees: The Danish Health Ministry 1985-88; Gene Technology Group, ATV, chair 1988-90; ATV’s Academy council 1992-96; Biotechnology Institute, ATV,1990-94; the Lundbeck Foundation 1987 - , presently vice chair, and member/chair for the foundation’s grantgiving committees (yearly contribution to Danish research ca. 70 mio USD); Chr.Hansen Ltd 1996-2005; ALK-Abello Ltd. 2005 - .

Mr. David BABINGTON-SMITH (UK)
CEO, Epigeum

David is CEO of Epigeum (www.epigeum.com), a leading international publisher of online training for universities and research institutes.

Epigeum is based on campus at Imperial College London and over the last 5 years has put together 10 collaborations of universities to develop online training. Much of the material is aimed at researchers and covers ethics, professional development, publications and intellectual property.

David is a graduate of Cambridge University and has an MBA from Imperial College London. He has a 10 year back ground in elearning and before that worked for a variety of international development agencies including Habitat For Humanity, where (in the 1990s) he ran their Malawi programme, growing the organisation to become the largest homebuilder in Malawi.

Dr. John M. BARRIE (USA)
Founder & VP Product Management, iParadigms

Dr. John Barrie is co-founder and Executive Chairman of iParadigms. In 1996 iParadigms set out to create a new model for the protection of written work on the Internet. Dr. Barrie is the architect of the technology behind Turnitin®, the leading plagiarism prevention service used by millions of students and faculty in more than 100 countries (including every university in the U.K.), and iThenticate®, a commercial version of Turnitin designed for publishers, corporations, and non-profit entities.

Dr. Barrie is at the forefront of using technology to drive change in students' attitudes toward plagiarism and influence greater academic integrity in writing through web-based services that support instructor feedback, peer review, grading options and other best practices in teaching and learning.

As a leading expert in his field, Dr. Barrie has been featured on CNN, ABC (Good Morning America with Diane Sawyer and World News Tonight with Peter Jennings), CBS (48 Hours with Dan Rather/60 Minutes with Morley Safer), BBC, the New York Times and USA Today.

Dr. Barrie completed his undergraduate studies in Rhetoric and Neurobiology and a PhD in Biophysics, both at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Christine C. BOESZ (USA)
Advisor, U.S. Government Accountability Expert

Dr. Christine C. Boesz is retired Inspector General of the National Science Foundation, and serves as an international consultant in accountability, specializing in research and financial integrity. She represented the U.S. at the Global Science Forum as it developed guidelines for research integrity and the handling of research misconduct in international collaborations. She serves on the Advisory Board of the U.S. Government Accountability Office that sets financial auditing standards for federal, state, and local governments. She has both public and private sector experience in the health care policy and management arenas. She has published articles dealing with managed health care organizational and compliance issues.

Prof. emerit. Emilio BOSSI (SWITZERLAND)
MD, Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences

Medical studies in Bern. Research in Biochemistry (Institute of Biochemistry, University of Bern, and Department pf Pediatrics, Stanford University, California USA). Training in Pediatrics and in Neonatology (University Children’s Hospitals of Bern, Lausanne and Zurich). Head, Division of Neonatology, University Children’s Hospital, Bern, and of Perinatology, Obstetric Clinic, University of Bern. Fields of research: Perinatal cerebral energy metabolism. Postnatal brain development of human premature and term newborns. From 1999 until retirement in 2004 Dean of the Medical Faculty (Bern). Since 2005 Head of the scientific integrity program of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Paul BRAUNSCHWEIGER (USA)
Professor of Radiation Oncology, Miller Medical School, University of Miami

Dr. Braunschweiger has been the Chair of the University of Miami Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and director of the Office of the IACUC since 1998. Dr. Braunschweiger founded the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program in 2000. The Program, administered at the University of Miami, now provides a multi-language, customizable web based instructional program (www.citiprogram.org) in Human Subjects Protection and the Responsible Conduct of Research to over 1150 organizations around the world. More than 1.5 million people have completed a CITI Program course since September, 2000. In 2006 Dr. Braunschweiger launched the CITI RCR Working Group and in May 2007, Dr. Braunschweiger and Dr. Mike Fallon, at the Atlanta VA, completed an adaptation of the VA’s basic animal welfare training program (researchtraining.org) to the CITI presentation paradigm to create the CITI Lab Animal Welfare Program. Dr. Braunschweiger is a member of the Ethics Programs faculty and teaches research ethics to graduate students and fellows at the University of Miami. He has served as a study section reviewer for the NIH and has received funding from the Department of the Navy, the Department of Energy and the ORI for ethics education projects. Dr. Braunschweiger received an NIH/Fogarty Foundation grant to support the Pan American Bioethics Initiative (PABI) and to facilitate the development of research ethics education programs in Latin America and the Caribbean. Dr. Braunschweiger assists in teaching a course in Molecular, Cellular and Organismal Radiation Biology in the Department of Radiation Oncology and has authored numerous peer reviewed papers on experimental cancer therapeutics and cellular radiation sensitivity.

Dr. José Antonio CUELLAR PUENTE (MEXICO)
MD, National Autonomous University of Mexico
President, Mexican College of Physicians of the National Institutes of Health

José Antonio Cuellar is a Mexican Physician from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, specialized in Orthopedic Surgery and with subspecialties in Hip Surgery and Spine Surgery. His clinical interest and activity have focused on spine disorders for the last 15 years. He founded the Spine Clinic at the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery of Mexico in 1996, where he regularly worked as a surgeon till 2008.

At the National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition, he has worked as a surgeon in the section of Spine disorders and craniovertebral junction anomalies. This hospital is of paramount importance in the fields of medical care, education and research in our country. He also collaborated as a research associate for the Cell Therapy Unit of the National Rehabilitation Institute of Mexico

In the field of medical devices, he developed a clamping device for the stabilization of the craniovertebral junction, currently registered at the World Intellectual Property Organization. It has more than 5000 visits for his papers published at the Latin-American journals indexed in IMBIOMED (Latin-American Biomedical Journal Index).

He has also been a visiting Professor in many Universities and Hospitals for interchange in the field of spine surgery and medical research about the rational use of surgical implants.

Since its foundation, he has been the President of the Mexican College of Physicians of the National Institutes of Health, (Colmexinsalud), a non-governmental organization, and has authored, among others, the following reports:
- Anatomy of a Scientific Fraud in Science & Health Systems of Mexico.
- Scientific Integrity and Public Finance in Mexico.
- Reform Citizen Initiative and Addition to Law on Science and Technology of Mexico.

Dr. John E. DAHLBERG (USA)
Director, Division of Investigative Oversight, Office of Research Integrity (ORI)

John E. Dahlberg, Ph.D., has been the Director of the Division of Investigative Oversight of the Office of Research Integrity since April 2006. He received a B.A. from Brandeis University in 1963 and a Ph.D. in microbiology from Purdue University in 1968. After post-doctoral fellowships at the Public Health Research Institute of the City of New York and at Rutgers University, he spent sixteen years at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda carrying out research on retroviruses with an initial emphasis on ultrastructure and virus classification. Subsequently he focused increasingly on immunoassay development and molecular biology and, using all of these technologies, began research on lentiviruses in 1980. In 1988, Dr. Dahlberg joined a small biotechnology company as director of research and development, where he developed procedures for growing macrophage cells in serum-free medium and using them to test drugs for their ability to inhibit HIV replication. Dr. Dahlberg joined the Office of Scientific Integrity in 1992, just prior to its being reorganized into ORI. While at ORI, he has developed a variety of computer-aided techniques to assist in analysis of data and detection of evidence of data falsification.

Mr. Glyndwr DAVIES (UK)
Director, International Affairs, Economic and Social Research Council (UK)

Glyndwr Davies is Director for International Affairs at the Economic and Social Research Council (UK). Until 2008 he was the ESRC's Deputy Chief Executive which included responsibility for research integrity within the Council. Since 2005 he has also been convenor and chair of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) Good Research Conduct group, covering all seven UK research councils across the full realm of research. After a number of consultations this produced the RCUK Policy and Code on the Governance of Good Research Conduct (July 2009) http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/cmsweb/downloads/rcuk/reviews/grc/goodresearchconductcode.pdf .
He has also been a member of the UK Research Integrity Futures Group (2009-10) and represented RCUK in the ESF Members' Forum on Research Integrity

Dr. Frank Daniel DAVIS (USA)
Senior Bioethics Policy Advisor, Office of Biotechnology Activities/ Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health

F. Daniel (Dan) Davis, Ph.D., is senior bioethics policy advisor in the Office of Biotechnology Activities, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. From January 2006 to September 2009, he served as executive director of the President's Council on Bioethics under the chairmanship of Edmund D. Pellegrino, M.D. Prior to his service in the US government, Dr. Davis was associate dean for educational planning and evaluation at the Georgetown University School of Medicine and senior research scholar at Georgetown's Center for Clinical Bioethics. He has a Ph.D. in philosophy from Georgetown with a specialization in the philosophy and ethics of medicine. His interests include the ethics of emergent technologies, clinical research ethics, the moral formation of clinicians and scientists, clinical judgment, and bioethical theory.

Mr. Dirk DE HEN (NETHERLANDS)
LL.M
Chair, European Network of Research Integrity Offices
Secretary, National Board for Science Integrity

Dirk de Hen studied law at the University of Amsterdam and graduated in March 1976. After a career at three Departments of the Dutch government including the Ministry of Education and Science, he started to work at the Bureau of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in the spring of 1989.

In 2003, he was appointed Secretary of the newly created National Board for Science Integrity in the Netherlands and still holds this position. In 2007, the European Network of Research Integrity Offices started and Dirk de Hen was elected as its Chair at the general meeting of ENRIO in Amsterdam in March 2009.

Dr. Daniel D. DENECKE (USA)
Director, Best Practices, Council of Graduate Schools

Daniel Denecke is Director of Best Practices at CGS, where he currently serves as PI for three CGS best practice initiatives: the Project for Scholarly Integrity (www.scholarlyintegrity.org), funded through a contract from the Office of Research Integrity to develop institutional models for embedding research ethics and the responsible conduct of research in graduate education; the Graduate International Collaborations Project, funded by NSF to identify the facilitators and inhibitors to successful collaborative joint and dual degree and exchange programs; and Preparing Future Faculty to Assess Student Learning, a project funded by the Teagle Foundation to explore the potential for professional development programs for graduate students to address the need for better learning assessment in US higher education. He has also managed and directed national best practice initiatives at CGS on professional development programs for graduate students aspiring to faculty positions and on PhD completion and attrition. Dr. Denecke is author and co-author of synthesis publications across the range of CGS best practice initiatives and has worked extensively in the area of international engagement and collaboration.

Professor Ames DHAI (SOUTH AFRICA)
MBChB, FCOG, LLM, PGDipIntResEthics
Director, The Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics, University of the Witwatersrand Medical School

Professor Dhai is the Director of The Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics at the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School. She started off her career as a medical doctor when she obtained an MBChB through the University of Natal. She thereafter specialised as an Obstetrician, Gynaecologist through the Colleges of Medicine, South Africa. She subsequently obtained an LLM through the Law School of the University, and a Diploma in International Research Ethics at the University of Cape Town. She was appointed Head of Bioethics, Medical Law and Research Ethics at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine in 2004, and in January 2006 took on the position of Head of Bioethics at the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School. Her special interest is research ethics. She served as chairman of the Research Ethics Committee of the University of KwaZulu-Natal for 2 years, and as a member of the Interim National Ministerial Research Ethics Committee between 2002 – 2005, and in 2006 was appointed Deputy Chair of the National Health Research Ethics Council. Currently, she serves on the MRC Ethics Committee, established and chairs the Hospice Palliative Care of South Africa Research Ethics Committee and is co-chair of the Wits Human Research Ethics Committee (Medical). She also serves on the Medical and Dental Board of the Health Professions Council of South Africa, is on the Council of the Colleges of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa, and is a member of the Human Rights, Ethics and Professional Development Committee of the Health Professions Council, and the Human Rights and Ethics Committee of the South African Medical Association. She was recently appointed onto the National Biotechnology Advisory Committee which has been tasked to offer specialist advice to the Minister of Science and Technology. Her publications in the main are on issues of bioethics and medical law. She is editor-in-chief of the South African Journal of Bioethics and Law.

Professor Pieter J.D. DRENTH (AMSTERDAM)
Professor, VU University Amsterdam
Honorary President, All European Academies (ALLEA)

Pieter J.D.Drenth (1935) studied at the VU University Amsterdam and New York University, New York (PhD in 1960). He has been professor of psychology at the VU University Amsterdam since 1967. He has published widely on intelligence theory, test theory, organizational psychology and cross cultural psychology. Lately he has concentrated on science theory, science policy and science and ethics. He has received honorary doctor degrees from the Universities of Ghent (Belgium) and Paris (Sorbonne). From 1982-1987 he was Rector Magnificus of the VU University Amsterdam, from 1990-1996 President of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and from 1998 - 2000 Chairman of the Social Science Research Council. From 2000 - 2006 he was President (and since 2006 Honorary President) of All European Academies (ALLEA).

Dr. Timothy DYKE (AUSTRALIA)
Executive Director, Quality and Regulation Branch, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Dr. Tim Dyke is the Executive Director, Quality and Regulation Branch, at the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

The Quality and Regulation Branch of the NHMRC is responsible for development of ethical guidance in human health and medical research, administering the human embryo research legislation, and ensuring compliance of institutions administering NHMRC funds. The Branch also handles allegations of research misconduct.

Dr. Dyke joined NHMRC in 2008. Previous Commonwealth appointments include Principal Scientist and Program Manager, Quality Assurance and Compliance, with the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).

Dr. Dyke obtained his veterinary science degree from the University of Sydney in 1982 and holds masters degrees in veterinary science and business administration. He completed his PhD, a Fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology, and postdoctoral work at The Ohio State University. By examination, he is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology and a Fellow of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists.

Dr. David R. ENGELKE (USA)
Associate Dean, Central Rackham Graduate School
Professor, Biological Chemistry, University of Michigan

David R. Engelke is an Associate Dean of the central Rackham Graduate School and Professor of Biological Chemistry at the University of Michigan. Dr. Engelke was an undergraduate in Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin, did graduate work with Robert Roeder in Molecular Biology in the first of the "umbrella" graduate classes at Washington University in St. Louis, and did postdoctoral studies with John Abelson at UC San Diego and Caltech. His lab studies small RNA biosynthesis in nuclei, using yeast, mice and human cells to ask questions ranging from RNA structure to spatial genome organization to RNA therapeutics and diagnostics. His editorial and peer review responsibilities have included peer review for the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation, and editorial positions with the journals RNA and Nucleic Acids Research.

Dr. Engelke was Director of the University of Michigan umbrella PhD program in biomedical sciences for 11 years and facilitated creation of the postdoctoral association and career development offices in the Medical School. In addition to overseeing bioscience graduate education on campus, Dr. Engelke is working to implement postdoctoral training cooperation across the entire campus. Current initiatives include a specialized course for postdoctoral scholars on “How to Teach in the Biosciences”, professional writing workshops for postdocs, a regional symposium on postdoc career development, and Task Force to coordinate campus-wide training in responsible conduct of research an scholarship for students, postdocs and other scholars.

Dr. Gerald L. EPSTEIN (USA)
Director, Center for Science, Technology, and Security Policy
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Since October 2009, Dr. Gerald Epstein has been Director of the Center for Science, Technology, and Security Policy of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. He previously served as Senior Fellow for Science and Security in the Homeland Security Program of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He came to CSIS in 2003 from the Institute for Defense Analyses, where he had been assigned to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. From 1996 to 2001, he worked at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), serving for the last year in a joint appointment as Assistant Director for National Security at OSTP and Senior Director for Science and Technology on the National Security Council staff. From 1983 to 1989 and again from 1991 until its demise in 1995, Dr. Epstein worked at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment on the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and other international security topics. From 1989 to 1991, he directed a project at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government on the relationship between civil and military technologies. He has also taught at Princeton and Georgetown Universities.

Dr. Epstein is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He serves on the Biological Threats Panel of the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on International Security and Arms Control and on the Biological Sciences Experts Group for the Director of National Intelligence. He is currently a member of the editorial board for the journal Biosecurity and Bioterrorism and has completed terms as Chair of the American Physical Society’s Committee on International Scientific Affairs and member of the Advisory Board of the American Chemical Society’s publication Chemical and Engineering News. He received S.B. degrees in physics and electrical engineering from MIT, has done research at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California at Berkeley.

Dr. Daniele FANELLI (ITALY)
Marie-Curie Intra-European Fellow, University of Edinburgh

Daniele Fanelli is a Marie-Curie Intra-European fellow at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Over the last two years, he has established an original research program that uses advanced statistical methods to answer long-standing philosophical and sociological questions on the objectivity of science and the causes of misconduct.

Recent publications include the first meta-analysis on survey data on scientific misconduct; a large study supporting the existence of a hierarchy of the sciences, a controversial hypothesis proposed nearly 200 years ago; and evidence that pressures to publish might increase scientists’ bias.

Born and raised in Italy, Dr Fanelli trained as a behavioural ecologist at the universities of Florence and Copenhagen (Denmark). He studied the behaviour and genetics of tropical wasps in Malaysia and Panama and published in prominent journals within the field of evolutionary biology. He also trained in science communication at the University of Milan, and worked professionally as a science writer. He has written over 140 popular science articles for magazines including New Scientist, L’espresso and Le Scienze. Dr Fanelli is a member of the Council of Canadian Academies Expert Panel on Research Integrity.

Ms. Jean FELDMAN (USA)
Head, Policy Office, National Science Foundation

Jean I. Feldman is Head of the Policy Office and serves as a Senior Staff Associate for Policy Coordination of the National Science Foundation. Since assuming leadership of the Policy Office in 1997, Jean has been responsible for establishing proposal and award policies and procedures for the assistance programs of the NSF. This includes specific responsibility for the: Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide, which includes the Grant Proposal Guide and the Award & Administration Guide; "Grant and Cooperative Agreement Terms and Conditions"; and the Grants.gov Application Guide.

In addition to these responsibilities, Ms. Feldman is actively involved in a number of internal and external grants management streamlining activities. She has served as NSF's representative on the Grants Policy Committee's Pre-award Working Group, as well as on a number of the Working Group's subcommittees. Ms. Feldman is also actively involved in interagency electronic streamlining activities including the development and maintenance of the standard form for the electronic submission of Federal research grants applications [the SF 424 (R&R)]. In this capacity, she has served as Chair of the Research and Related Working Group. She also serves as Chair of the Research Performance Progress Report Working Group and the Research Terms and Conditions of the National Science and Technology Council's Research Business Models Subcommittee. Ms. Feldman just assumed responsibility for a new committee to develop an interagency professional profile as part of Phase V of the Federal Demonstration Partnership.

Ms. Feldman also serves as the Foundation's clearance officer, clearing all NSF announcements, solicitations, FAQs, and other related documents prior to posting on the NSF website.

Prior to beginning her NSF career in 1992, Ms. Feldman worked in policy positions with the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command.

Dr. Peggy FISCHER (USA)
Assistant Inspector General, Investigations for the National Science Foundation

Dr. Fischer is currently the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations for the National Science Foundation. In that capacity she is responsible for the Office of Investigations within the Office of Inspector General. As the AIGI, Dr. Fischer ensures that all criminal, civil, and administrative allegations brought to OIG are appropriately investigated and resolved. Of significance to the Office is the investigation into the administrative allegations of research misconduct.

In addition to detecting and investigating allegations, the Office of Investigation maintains an active proactive investigative program to ensure the integrity of NSF's systems and operations and a dynamic outreach program to serve NSF and its communities. Dr. Fischer has received several awards for excellence from NSF and the IG community. She recently received a Presidential Rank award for her investigative work and her efforts to facilitate an international understanding of research misconduct investigations. Dr. Fischer has been with the Foundation since 1992, and before her current appointment, she was a Senior Scientist in the Office of Inspector General where she managed the research misconduct investigative case effort for the Office.

Her previous experience includes serving as a Senior Program Officer for the National Research Council's Board on Biology and as the Director of Research and Development for a biotechnology company. She held two postdoctoral positions after receiving her doctorate in cell biology at the University of Connecticut. She received her bachelor's degree at North Carolina State University.

Dr. Mark S. FRANKEL (USA)
PhD
Director of the Scientific Freedom, Responsibility and Law Program, American Association for the Advancement of science (AAAS)

Dr. Frankel is the Director of the Scientific Freedom, Responsibility and Law Program, American Association for the Advancement of science (AAAS), where he develops and manages AAAS’s activities related to professional ethics, science and society, and science and law. At AAAS, he has directed several projects on research integrity and scientific misconduct, and was a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Assessing Integrity in Research Environments, 2001-2002. Dr. Frankel is on the editorial boards of Science and Engineering Ethics, Ethics & Behavior, Professional Ethics, and the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. Dr. Frankel is the editor of AAAS’s quarterly publication, Professional Ethics Report, and a Fellow of AAAS. He serves on the Science and Ethics Advisory Group at Hoffmann-La Roche in Basel, Switzerland.

Dr. David R. FRANZ (USA)
D.V.M., Ph.D.
Vice President & Chief Biological Scientist, Midwest Research Institute Senior Advisor to the Office of the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs

Dr. Franz served in the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command for 23 of 27 years on active duty and retired as Colonel. He served as Commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) and as Deputy Commander of the Medical Research and Materiel Command. Prior to joining the Command, he served as Group Veterinarian for the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne).

Dr. Franz was the Chief Inspector on three United Nations Special Commission biological warfare inspection missions to Iraq and served as technical advisor on long-term monitoring. He also served as a member of the first two US-UK teams that visited Russia in support of the Trilateral Joint Statement on Biological Weapons and as a member of the Trilateral Experts’ Committee for biological weapons negotiations.

Dr. Franz was Technical Editor for the Textbook of Military Medicine on Medical Aspects of Chemical and Biological Warfare released in 1997. Current standing committee appointments include the Defense Intelligence Agency Red Team Bio-Chem 2020, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Threat Reduction Advisory Committee, the National Academy of Sciences Committee on International Security and Arms Control, the Department of Health and Human Services National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, and the Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Advisory Committee. He serves on the Boards of the Federation of American Scientists and the Kansas Bioscience Authority.

Dr. Franz holds an adjunct appointment as Professor for the Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council. The current focus of his activities relates to the role of international engagement in the life sciences as a component of national security policy.

Dr. Franz holds a D.V.M. from Kansas State University and a Ph.D. in Physiology from Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. John C. GALLAND (USA)
Director, Division of Education and Integrity, Office of Research Integrity

Before joining ORI on March 27, 2009, John C. Galland, Ph.D., was Director of the UC Davis Laboratory Management Institute. While at the Institute, Dr. Galland developed a curriculum and unique pedagogy for educating scientists in the practical business of running a research program. This pedagogy was described in the journals Nature, Science, Cell, The Scientist, The Chronicle of Higher Education, the National Postdoctoral Association’s the PostdocKET, and Laboratory Manager. The curriculum was delivered through an annual program for postdoctoral scholars at UC Davis and a summer Certificate Program offered to people worldwide. Both programs consisted of 140 contact hours of instruction. Additional educational programs were conducted for industry, government, national laboratories, other academic institutions, and scientific associations.

Dr. Galland also taught a graduate course for the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine entitled “Philosophy and Ethics for the Biological Scientist”. In 2004, Dr. Galland became one of 20 partners in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute/Burroughs Wellcome Scientific Management Program for Postdoctoral Fellows and Faculty and acknowledges their influence on the program at UC Davis.

Dr. Galland received both his M.S. and Ph.D. at UC Davis. Before returning to UC Davis, he was Professor of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University where he taught public health and zoonotic diseases and conducted research on food-borne pathogens.

Dr. Harold R. "Skip" GARNER (USA)
Executive Director, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute

Skip received his BS in Nuclear Engineering at the University of Missouri - Rolla in 1976 and a Ph.D. in plasma/high temperature matter physics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1982.

In 2009, Skip moved to Virginia Tech, where he assumed the position of executive Director of the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, which is a premier bioinformatics institute in the world. His lab focuses on research in three areas: 1) applied computational biology, 2) advanced instrumentation development and 3) genetics, genomics and proteomics research (http://innovation.vbi.vt.edu).

He is the founder of several startup companies and sits on numerous corporate advisory boards and advises for numerous governmental agencies.

Professor Ke GONG (CHINA)
President, Tianjin University

Professor Ke GONG became the president of Tianjin University (TU) in July 2006. As the first modern university in China, TU is now home to highly ranked engineering, architecture, management, sciences schools.

Having obtained his Bachelor degree from Beijing Institute of Technology in 1982, Ke Gong studied further in the Technical University Graz (Austria), and obtained Doctor Degree of Technological Science there in 1986. He started his academic career in Tsinghua University in 1987. He became a full professor in 1994, and headed the Department of Electronic Engineering (1997), the Chinese National Key Laboratory on Microwave & Digital Communications (1998) and Tsinghua Aerospace Technology Research Center (1998). Then he became the Vice President of Tsinghua University (1999). After being elected as the Dean of the School of Information (2004), he became the Director of Tsinghua National Laboratory for Information Science and Technology (2005). His research area covers wireless communications and radio wave propagation. He has published more than 100 papers. Major academic awards to him include the Scientific Development Award for National Defense (2004), the prize of National Technical Invention Award (2005).

Professor Ian HALLIDAY (UK)
President, European Science Foundation

I am a theoretical particle physicist by training. My education and academic career has taken me to Edinburgh, Cambridge, Princeton, Imperial, Swansea and Edinburgh. I became CEO of the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC) in 97 for 7 years. I served on CERN Council for those 7 years. I also spent 6 years on the European Commission’s senior DG Research “European Research Advisory Board (EURAB)”. My term as CEO of the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA) has just end with the award of £50 million investment in Scottish Physics. I am on my second term as President of the European Science Foundation (ESF). I have just accepted a second term on the Board of the Fermi Research Association (FRA), which runs Fermilab the main US particle physics lab near Chicago. I serve on the Board of the Japanese Government’s “World Premier Institute (WPI)” $800 million investment programme in Japanese Universities.

Dr. Elizabeth HEITMAN (USA)
Associate Professor, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Elizabeth Heitman, PhD, is associate professor in the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Heitman's work focuses on the cultural aspects of medicine, biomedical science, and public health. Her primary research addresses the evaluation of education in research ethics and the responsible conduct of research (RCR), and the cultural awareness and professional socialization of students and researchers. Dr. Heitman is the director of a Fogarty International Center research ethics education program for Costa Rican researchers, and has recently completed a NSF-sponsored study of international science graduate students´ experience of US standards of ethical research. She is a member of the Education Core of the Vanderbilt Institute of Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR) and provides research ethics consultation as a member of VICTR’s Biostatistics/Ethics Core. She is a member of the RCR Education Committee of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, the National Advisory Panel on Research Integrity, and Editorial Board of the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, and was recently named to the steering committee of a collaboration between the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) and AAAS to explore best practices in ethics education in science.

Professor Ann HENDERSON-SELLERS (AUSTRALIA)
Professor & ARC Research Fellow, Department of Environment and Geography, Macquarie University

Professor Henderson-Sellers is an ISI “most highly cited” author of over 500 publications, including 14 books (http://bit.ly/bOURmz) and an elected Fellow of America’s Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society. Until 2007, the Director of the World Climate Research Programme http://wcrp.wmo.int (WCRP) based in Geneva at the headquarters of the World Meteorological Organisation, Ann Henderson-Sellers is an international leader in climate research. She has championed the scientific need for action to mitigate and adapt to climate change for over 35 years. Prior to leading the WCRP she headed the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation’s Institute for Nuclear Geophysiology, and was previously Deputy Vice Chancellor at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and Director of the Climatic Impacts Centre at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Dr Henderson-Sellers has been an Earth Systems scientist all her life spearheading the description and prediction of the influence of land-cover and land-use change on climate and human systems. She has a BSc in mathematics, undertook her PhD in collaboration with the U.K. Meteorological Office and earned a D.Sc. in climate science in 1999. She is an elected Fellow of Australia’s Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and was awarded the Centenary Medal of Australia for Service to Australian Society in Meteorology in 2003. In the 1990s she served as a member of the International Geosphere-Biosphere’s Science Council and as a Convening Lead Author for the Second IPCC Assessment Report. She has chaired the Australian National Committee for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences and has been a member of Australia’s Science and Technology Council, its Greenhouse Science Advisory Committee and various Academy of Sciences' National Committees.

Professor Henderson-Sellers currently holds an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellowship in the Department of Environment and Geography at Macquarie University. Ann served as the President of International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences’ International Commission for Climate between 1991 and 1995 and has led the Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment’s Project for the Intercomparison of Land-surface Parameterisation Schemes since 1992. As a contributing author, a reviewer and convening lead author for IPCC since its inception she shared in the Nobel Peace Prize award of 2007.

Dr. Ronald J. HESLEGRAVE (CANADA)
Senior Scientist, Research Ethics, University Health Network

Ronald J. Heslegrave received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Toronto and is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry, Public Health, School of Graduate Studies and the Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto. Over the last 25 years he has served as a working scientist for the Federal Government and as the Director of Research in Psychiatry at St. Michael’s and Wellesley Central teaching Hospitals at the University of Toronto. For the last 15 years, he has been the Chair of various Research Ethics Boards, which review all medical research for their institution. For the last 9 years he has chaired the Board at the University Health Network (including the Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret (Cancer) Hospitals) and Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto who together conduct over 1200 new medical research protocols each year. He was appointed as the inaugural Chair of the Ontario Cancer Research Ethics Board (OCREB) which reviews all multiple-site cancer trials in Ontario. After 5 years, he remains the Chair of OCREB which now serves 70% of the institutions conducting oncology research in Ontario as a single REB review for all centres. For the last several years, Dr. Heslegrave has also chaired the Harmonization Task Force for the Toronto Academic Health Science Committee which has begun to standardize research ethics board procedures and practices across the 9 University of Toronto fully-affiliated hospitals and the University of Toronto.

From a research perspective, Dr. Heslegrave has been working in the area of fatigue and shiftwork for the last 25 years. He has over 200 scientific publications and presentations in a variety of areas and maintains international collaboration in the area of fatigue and shiftwork. Dr. Heslegrave has coauthored 3 reference guides in the last 4 years on shiftwork issues: (i) Making the ShiftWork; (ii) Working the Shift: A Self-Health Guide; and (iii) Fatigue Management: A Guide for Canadian Coast Guard Managers, Officers, and Crew.

Professor Howard HUNTER (SINGAPORE)
President and Professor of Law, Singapore Management University

Professor Howard Hunter is President and Professor of Law at Singapore Management University. A former Dean of Emory Law School and Interim Provost of Emory University, Professor Hunter received his undergraduate and legal education at Yale University, and was admitted to the bar in 1971. He practiced law in Washington DC and Atlanta before joining the Emory faculty in 1976. He has been a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Virginia, and was an Honorary Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong. He became a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of Sydney Law School in 1988, and Visiting Mills E. Godwin Professor of Law at the College of William & Mary in 1989. He has lectured at numerous conferences internationally in, variously, Australia, Canada, France, Great Britain, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, Sweden and the United States. Currently, he is a Recurring Visiting Professor of Law at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.

Professor Hunter is the author of Modern Law of Contracts, now in its third edition, and is the editor or author of several other books and monographs. He is also the author of more than three dozen professional articles on contract law, the first amendment and academic freedom.

Professor Hunter has been an active member of the State Bar of Georgia, the American Bar Association, the American Law Institute and the Association of American Law Schools. He served on the Georgia Supreme Court Commission on Indigent Defense from 2000-2004 and the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism from 1990-2004. He received the Amicus Curiae award from the Supreme Court of Georgia in 1998 for his service to the profession. He served on the Board of Directors for the Federal Defender Program, Northern District of Georgia from 1991-1997, and has been a member of the Board of Editors of the Journal of Contract Law since 1988. He was appointed a board member of the American Arbitration Association in May 2006. In Singapore, he serves on several boards including: Building & Construction Authority, National Research Foundation and Singapore International Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Iekuni ICHIKAWA (JAPAN)
Professor, Department of Bioethics, Tokai University School of Medicine

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School (1984 to 1985). Professor of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in (1985). Professor of Pediatrics, Tokai University School of Medicine (1998 to 2007). Professor of Bioethics, Tokai University School of Medicine (2007). Dean, Tokai University Graduate School of Medicine (2007-2010).

Dr. Tetsuji ISEDA (JAPAN)
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and History of Science, Kyoto University

Dr. Tetsuji Iseda received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Kyoto University in Ethics, and received Ph.D. in philosophy of science from University of Maryland in 2001. He was appointed as a lecturer at Nagoya University in 1999 and moved to Kyoto University in 2008.

His fields of interests include various topics in philosophy of science (social epistemology, confirmation theory, scientific realism, philosophy of social sciences, demarcation problem) and in ethics (internalist metaethics, utilitarianism, engineering ethics, research ethics, science and technology ethics, animal ethics), and epistemology.

He has taught research ethics classes in Nagoya University, and also served as a member of the committee to establish the research ethics guideline of Nagoya University. He is currently a Program Officer of the Research Strategy Office of Kyoto University.

Professor Matthias KAISER (NORWAY)
Director, National Committee for Research Ethics in Science and Technology

Professor Matthias Kaiser is a philosopher of science who has specialised in ethics of science, risk and precaution, and technology assessment. He works as Director of the National Committee for Research Ethics in Science and Technology (NENT; www.etikkom.no) in Norway, and as professor at the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and Humanities at the University of Bergen. He has a long international experience, among others within the EC, ICSU and UNESCO.

Professor Ragnvald KALLEBERG (NORWAY)
Professor of Sociology, University of Oslo, Norway

Ragnvald Kalleberg is a professor of sociology in the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo, Norway. His research interests include sociology of organizations, universities as knowledge organizations, academics as intellectuals and research ethics. Some of his recent publications include "A Reconstruction of the Ethos of Science" (Journal of Classical Sociology, 2007), "Can Normative Disputes be Settled Rationally?" (in M. Cherkaoui and P. Hamilton eds., 2009, Raymond Boudon. A Life in Sociology. Oxford: The Bardwell Press), and ”The Ethos of Science and the Ethos of Democracy" (forthcoming in Craig Calhoun ed. (2010): Robert K. Merton. Sociology of Science and Sociology as Science. New York: Columbia University Press). He has chaired "The Norwegian National Committee for Research Ethics in the Social and Cultural Sciences" for two periods (2000-2005) and is a member of the recently established (2007) "The National Commission for the Investigation of Scientific Misconduct". RK

Dr. Michael KALICHMAN (USA)
Adjunct Professor of Pathology
Director, Research Ethics Program, University of California, San Diego

Dr. Kalichman is the founding director of the UC San Diego Research Ethics Program. Since 1988, he has taught multiple seminars and courses to help UCSD Training Grant Program Directors comply with NIH requirements for training in the responsible conduct of research. Kalichman has been a consultant or speaker on the topic of research ethics for both national and international workshops and advisory groups, including panels and conferences for the American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Academy of Sciences, National Institutes of Health, and the Office of Research Integrity. With Francis Macrina of Virginia Commonwealth University, he has taught numerous courses for instructors of research ethics courses. He is project director for a Web-based resource for instructors of courses in the responsible conduct of research (http://research-ethics.net) and directs NIH-funded projects to assess the effectiveness of teaching research ethics and the standards of conduct in research. Kalichman is also the founding leader for the Responsible Conduct of Research Education Committee (RCREC, http://rcrec.org) of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. He is a co-founder and co-director of the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology (http://ethicscenter.net) for the San Diego region, and he is the founding director of the San Diego Research Ethics Consortium (http://sdrec.ucsd.edu).

Dr. Sabine KLEINERT (UK)
Senior Executive Editor, The Lancet
Vice Chair, Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

Sabine Kleinert studied Medicine in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the USA, and trained as a Paediatrician in the UK and Belgium. After further specialist training in Paediatric Cardiology at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London and the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, and research training at the Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, USA, she joined The Lancet as a full-time Medical Editor in 1998. In March 2002, she became Executive Editor, and in July 2006 Senior Executive Editor. She joined the Committee On Publication Ethics in 1999, was elected to Council in 2002, and became Vice-Chair in 2006.

Professor Edward KRUGLYAKOV (RUSSIA)
Councellor, Russian Academy of Science, Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Russia

Professor Eduard Kruglyakov is a physicist, academician of Russian Academy of Science, doctor of physical and mathematical sciences. He graduated from Moscow Physics and Technology Institute in 1958. Since that time he works in the Institute of Nuclear Physics (at present, Budker INP of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Science, the largest Institute of RAS, having about 3000 employees) initially in Moscow and since 1961 and up to now in Novosibirsk. In 1961-1962 he was one of the organizers of the First All-Siberian Physico-mathematical Competition of schoolboys and schoolgirls.

Since 1975 he is a head of laboratory of the Institute, since 1988 - Deputy Director and head Plasma Physics Department of the Budker INP. Simultaneously, during 1993-2005 he is head of Plasma Physics Chair in the Novosibirsk State University. Since 2005 and up to now academician Kruglyakov prolongs to work in the Institute as a consultant of RAS. Scientific activity of E.Kruglyakov is decorated to several orders, he is the State-prize winner (1986), L.Artsimovich prize winner of RAS (2001).

In 1998 the Presidium of RAS has allocated academician Kruglyakov by the Chairman of the Commission of RAS against pseudo science and falsification of scientific researches. This Commission makes very important and useful for all society job. Besides, Kruglyakov writes and publishes popular science articles and books. He has published 4 books ({"What is happening to us?", "Highway men of science"-1, 2, 3). Some books were translated and published in Bulgaria and China, separate articles and interview were published in Germany, Hungary, Spain, United States and other countries.

In 2005 he became a prize-winner of RAS for the best works on popularization of science. In recent years Kruglyakov arranged a bulletin "In defence of science". As an editor in chief he has published a number of popular science books for young people.

Professor Philip J. LANGLAIS (USA)
Vice Provost, Graduate Studies & Research, Old Dominion University

Philip J. Langlais became Dean of Graduate Studies and AVP for Research at Old Dominion University in August 2003 and Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research in 2005. He holds a Ph.D. degree in psychology from Northeastern University and a Masters degree in neurophysiology from the University of Texas Medical Branch. Before coming to ODU, he served 17 years on the faculty at San Diego State University and Univ. California San Diego, Sch. of Medicine and held several administrative positions, including Assoc. Dean for Graduate Studies & Research in the College of Sciences at SDSU. Dr. Langlais has held several leadership roles in graduate education. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Council of Graduate Schools, as the Vice-President and President of the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools and a founding member of the Virginia Council of Graduate Schools.

Dr. Langlais has been a strong advocate for professional masters and doctoral programs and for an institutional commitment to train students and faculty in ethics, responsible conduct of research (RCR) and professional development. He has received RCR project awards funded by NSF and ORI and has contributed to the research and promotion of the need for ethics and RCR training and on the role of the graduate dean in creating the culture and reward systems that will place these programs firmly within the curriculum and the institutional culture. He has been a panelist, speaker and presenter at regional and national meetings of the CGS, American Association for Advancement of Sciences (AAAS), Society for Research Administrators-International, and NSF. He chaired a session on Educating for Responsible Research at the 1st World Conference on Research Integrity held in Lisbon. His views on the urgent need for more widespread and effective training in ethics and responsible conduct were published in the Jan 13, 2006 Chronicle of Higher Education. He currently serves on a Steering Committee on Ethics in Science sponsored by American Association for Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) and the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST).

Among his major accomplishments at ODU are the establishment of a mandatory university wide requirement for training in RCR, and a two-tiered institutional training and assessment program in ethics, professional standards and responsible conduct. Dr. Langlais is author and coauthor of research articles on the role and mechanisms of vitamin B1 deficiency and alcohol abuse in cognitive and memory disturbances. He has lectured nationally and internationally and his research has been funded by grants from the National Institute of Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Aging and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Professor LEE Eng Hin (SINGAPORE)
Executive Director, Biomedical Research Council, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore

Dr. Lee is currently the Executive Director of the Biomedical Research Council, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore. He holds appointments as Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Director of the Division of Graduate Medical Studies, National University of Singapore. He is a Senior Consultant in Orthopaedic Surgery at the National University Hospital and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. He was a past Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

Dr. Lee received his medical and postgraduate medical training in Canada and specializes in Paediatric Orthopaedics. He is currently a Research Integrity Officer in the Office of Research Integrity, NUS. He has also served on the Bioethics Advisory Committee and chaired the Subcommittee on Human Stem Cell Research. His research interest is in stem cells and musculoskeletal tissue engineering and he currently leads a team of researchers at the NUS Tissue Engineering Program.

His research has won him the Best Scientific Paper Award by the Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America twice. He delivered a talk on “The Potential of Stem Cells in Orthopaedic Research” as the Presidential Guest Speaker at the British Orthopaedic Association Meeting in September 2004. He won the Outstanding Researcher Award from the National University of Singapore for 2006 and the Outstanding Clinician Mentor Award from the Ministry of Health in 2008.

He is a member of the editorial boards of several international refereed journals in orthopaedic surgery and basic research and reviews regularly for high impact journals in orthopaedics, stem cells and tissue engineering. He has over 120 publications in refereed journals and over 240 conference papers. He recently co-authored a book entitled “Stem Cells: from Bench to Bedside” with Ariff Bongso.

Professor Maria LEPTIN (GERMANY)
Director, European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)

Maria Leptin received her PHD in 1983 for work on B cell activation carried out at the Basel Institute for Immunology under the supervision of Fritz Melchers. She switched to the study of development in Drosophila when she joined the laboratory of Michael Wilcox at the Medical Research Council’s Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) in Cambridge, UK, for her postdoctoral work on Drosophila integrins. After a research visit at the lab of Pat O’Farrell at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), where she began her work on gastrulation, she spent the years from 1989 to 1994 as a group leader at the Max Planck Institute in Tübingen. In 1994, she became Professor at the Institute of Genetics University Cologne.

In January 2010, Maria Leptin became the Director of EMBO and established a research group in Heidelberg at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). The group studies the development of complex cell shapes in the respiratory system of Drosophila and the role of RNA localisation in generating such cell shapes. Professor Leptin is an elected member of EMBO and the Academia Europaea. She also serves on the editorial boards of Developmental Cell, Developmental Biology and on advisory boards of several academic institutions. She chairs one of the evaluation panels for ERC Advanced Investigator Grants.

Ms. Allison C. LERNER (USA)
Inspector General, Office of Inspector General, National Science Foundation

Allison C. Lerner assumed the duties as Inspector General (IG) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) in April 2009, reporting to the National Science Board and the Congress. As head of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) she recommends policies for promoting economy, efficiency and effectiveness of NSF programs and operations. She leads efforts to prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse, improving the integrity of NSF programs and operations and investigating allegations of misconduct in science.

Ms. Lerner was appointed in November 2005 as Counsel to the Inspector General at the Department of Commerce, a position through which she acted as the IG’s principal legal advisor and managed the office’s staff attorneys and legal services.

Ms. Lerner began her federal career in 1991, joining the Office of Inspector General at Commerce as assistant counsel, and has been a member of the senior executive service since 2005. During her tenure at Commerce she served as special assistant to the IG, Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Auditing, and Acting Assistant Inspector General for Auditing. Prior to joining the federal government, she was an associate at the law firm of Foster, Lewis, Langley, Gardner & Banack in San Antonio, Texas.

Ms. Lerner has been honored by the President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency (PCIE) with three awards for excellence: in 2001, for her work reviewing the Department of Commerce’s management of 5,000 intra-agency and special agreements worth over $1 billion; in 2002, for her assistance in a complex investigation of false claims submitted under a financial award from the National Institute of Standards and Technology; and in 2005, for her review of a controversial Booz-Allen Hamilton study that recommended significant structural changes to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Finance and Administrative Services.

Ms. Lerner received her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and a B.A. in liberal arts from the University of Texas. She is admitted to the bar in both Texas and the District of Columbia.

Mr. LIM Chuan Poh (SINGAPORE)
Chairman, Agency for Science, Technology and Research

Mr. Lim Chuan Poh has been appointed Chairman A*STAR with effect from 1 April 2007 to lead A*STAR in conducting world-class scientific research and developing human capital for a vibrant knowledge-based, innovation-driven Singapore.

Appointed as Deputy Chairman A*STAR in November 2006, Mr. Lim has been a board member of A*STAR’s Biomedical Research Council since January 2004 and the National Research Foundation since January 2006. He is also a Board Member of Nanyang Technological University since 2003. Internationally, Mr. Lim is a Council Member of the Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum and a Member of Japan’s World Premier International (WPI) Initiative Program Assessment and Review Committee since 2007.

Prior to helming A*STAR, Mr. Lim was Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education (MOE) since July 2003. During his time with the Ministry of Education, among other things, Mr. Lim oversaw the transformation of the publicly funded universities into Autonomous Universities (AUs) to enable them to reach new peaks of excellence. He also reviewed the university research framework that led to the creation of the Academic Research Council and a new Academic Research Funding Framework. A specific proposal of the review is the hosting of Research Centres of Excellence by the AUs to catalyse their evolution into research-intensive universities. The framework for the polytechnics to tie up with top foreign institutions to offer degree programmes in specialised areas was also put in place. In addition, he guided the establishment of the NUS-Duke Graduate Medical School at Outram Campus.

Before joining MOE, LG (NS) Lim Chuan Poh spent 23 years with the Singapore Armed Forces and last held the office of the Chief of Defence Force. LG (NS) Lim joined the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) in 1980 on being awarded an SAF Overseas Scholarship. He held various appointments in the course of his military career, including Head, Joint Plans Department; Commander of the 10th Singapore Infantry Brigade; Commander, 9th Division; Chief of Army from July 1998 to March 2000; and Chief of Defence Force from April 2000 to March 2003. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General (LG) in 2001.

During his term as the Chief of Army and then as Chief of Defence Force from 1998 to 2003, LG (NS) Lim oversaw the operational deployment of SAF Peacekeeping Troops to Timor Leste. In response to the changed global security environment following the attacks of September 11 and working closely with the Home Front agencies, LG (NS) Lim led the SAF efforts to put in place plans and measures to counter the threats of catastrophic terrorism. In the same period, LG (NS) Lim also spearheaded the growth and development of the SAF as a technologically advanced integrated force ready and capable of a spectrum of operations. In addition, LG (NS) Lim also contributed to defence diplomacy by hosting the inaugural Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference and the first Chiefs of Defence Conference to be held outside the US.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Mathematics in 1983 and received a Master of Arts degree in 1988 from Cambridge University. He attended the Camberley Staff College in 1988 and graduated with the Best Overseas Student Award. He received a Masters in Business Administration degree (with distinction) from Cornell University in 1993. He attended the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School in 2003.

In recognition of his significant contributions to the SAF, LG (NS) Lim was awarded the Public Administration Medal, Gold (Military) in 1999 and the Meritorious Service Medal (Military) in 2003. For his outstanding services, he was recognised by the USA with the award of the Legion of Merit (Degree of Commander) in 1999 and again in 2001; the Knight Grand Cross of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant (Thailand) in 2001; and the Bintang Yudha Dharma Utama (Indonesia) – The Grand Meritorious Military Order – 1st Class in 2001.

For his contributions in Science and Technology in Singapore, Mr. Lim Chuan Poh was conferred the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science by Loughborough University (UK) on 31 August 2008 and the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws by Monash University (Australia) on 10 Sep 2009. In January 2009, he was named as one of the eight key figures on the list of “People to Watch in 2009” by Science magazine (Volume 323, 2 January 2009).

Professor Peter MAHAFFY (CANADA)
Chair, IUPAC Committee on Chemistry Education
Professor of Chemistry, The King's University College

Peter Mahaffy is a member of ICSU's Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the Conduct of Science. He also chairs IUPAC's Committee on Chemistry Education. He is Professor of Chemistry at the King's University College in Edmonton, Alberta Canada.

Professor Ben MARTIN (UK)
Specialist Advisor, House of Lords Science and Technology Committee
Editor, Research Policy

Professor Ben Martin was Director of SPRU (Science and Technology Policy Research) at the University of Sussex from 1997 to 2004. He has carried out research for 30 years in the field of science policy. In the earliest work with John Irvine, he helped to establish techniques for the evaluation of scientific laboratories and of research programmes. A second area in which he has made an impact is empirical comparisons of national scientific performance and in particular work on the relative decline of British science. A third contribution was to produce the first truly comparable international statistics on government funding of academic and related research. The fourth area of activity has been the collaborative work with John Irvine which pioneered the notion of ‘foresight’ as a tool for looking into the longer-term future of science and technology with the aim of identifying areas of strategic research and emerging generic technologies likely to yield the greatest economic or social benefits. He was a member of the Steering Group for the UK Foresight Programme from 1993 to 2000. He led the SPRU team that produced the influential review for HM Treasury on the benefits from government funding of basic research. More recently, he has carried out research on the changing nature and role of the university, on the impact of the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), and on the evolution of the field of science policy and innovation studies. In 2004-05, he served as Deputy Chair of the EU High-Level Expert Group advising the European Commission on the potential benefits of establishing a European Research Council. He is currently Chair of the international panel set up by ESF, DFG, ESRC, NWO and ANR to review the possibilities for creating a bibliometric database for the social sciences and humanities, and a member of the Royal Society 'Fruits of Curiosity' Advisory Group chaired by Sir Martin Taylor FRS on the economic and social value of science and the long-term direction of UK research policy and investment. He is also currently Specialist Advisor to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee. He has published seven books, eight monographs and official government reports, and approximately 50 journal articles, and produced 170 other reports and papers. He is Editor of Research Policy, a former member of the Technical Opportunities Panel (TOP) of EPSRC, and the 1997 winner of the Derek de Solla Price Medal for Science Studies.

Dr. Ana MARUŠIĆ (CROATIA)
Professor of Anatomy and Chair, Department of Research Methodology, University of Split School of Medicine

Dr Ana Marušić is Professor of Anatomy and Chair of the Department of Research Methodology at the University of Split School of Medicine in Split, Croatia. She received her MD and PhD degrees from the Zagreb University, Zagreb, Croatia. Her primary research interest is focused on the interactions between the immune and bone systems, especially in mouse in vivo models. Apart from teaching anatomy, Dr. Marušić teaches medical students the structure of a scientific article in a mandatory course on scientific communication. As the Coeditor-in-Chief of the Croatian Medical Journal since 1994, she also researches the peer review process and issues related to responsible publishing, including authorship. She is the member of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). She has been the President of the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), and President of the Council of Science Editors (CSE).

Professor Tohru MASUI (JAPAN)
Director, Department of Disease Bioresources Research, Research Leader, Laboratory of Rare Disease Biospecimen and Office of Policy and Ethics Research, National Institute of Biomedical Innovation, Osaka

Professor Masui used to develop his career as a developmental biologist dealing with different subjects including human materials. After he moved to cellbank, he has been involved in policy and ethics studies on the use of human materials and information. These 8 years, he has been following the planning process of UK Biobank and related social reformation in UK. UK has similar social health problems to those of Japan and experienced social scandals, i.e. GMC, BSE, and collapse of professional ethics. He is working on biomedical research policy as a risk management strategy in Japanese society and is interested in philosophy of sharing of human materials and information in human experimentation.

From 2009, Professor Masui became the Director of the Department of Bioresources Research. Under the department there are three laboratories of genetic research, culture cells, and laboratory animals. He also has been working in several areas of governmental committees of bioresources.

Then in 2010, the institute accepted his proposal of having an Office of Policy and Ethics Research in the department. He has been working in this area for 15 years and finally it was accepted. In oversight committees of the institute, the establishment of the office has been well evaluated and it is a good start.

Mr. Robert MATHEWS (AUSTRALIA)
Head, NBC Arms Control Unit, Australian Defence Science and Technology Organization (DSTO)

Robert Mathews is Head, NBC Arms Control Unit of the Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO). He spent his early years undertaking scientific research in the detection and analysis of chemical warfare agents. He served as Scientific Adviser to the Australian Delegation to the UN Conference on Disarmament in the negotiation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in Geneva from 1984, and since 1993 has provided scientific support to the Australian delegation to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), based in The Hague.

Mathews has also provided support to Australia’s efforts towards to non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, including support for the Australia Group export licensing measures since its inception in 1985, and in the efforts to strengthen the Biological Weapons Convention. He has organised several regional workshops, and also made many visits to regional countries for arms control consultations, including guidance in their preparations for national implementation of the CWC and BWC, and in the development of enhanced chemical security and biosecurity measures as a means to raise the barriers to WMD-terrorism.

Since 1991, Mathews has been collaborating with the Faculty of Law at the University of Melbourne on various scientific / legal aspects of arms control and in 2002 was appointed Associate Professor and member of the Advisory Board of the Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law. He was awarded the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Secretary’s Award in 1993 and an Order of Australia Medal in 1994 for his contribution to disarmament. Mathews was awarded a D.Sc. for his published work and other contributions to chemical and biological defence and arms control in 2003, was appointed to the OPCW Scientific Advisory Board in 2004, and appointed Chair to the Advisory Board of the National Centre for Biosecurity at the Australian National University, Canberra in 2006.

Mr. Tony MAYER (UK-SINGAPORE)
Europe Representative, Nanyang Technological University
Co-Chair

Tony Mayer is a geologist educated at the University of Manchester following which he undertook research at the University of Leicester and later, at University College London.

He then joined the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to pursue a career in research administration and management. During the mid-1980s he was seconded to the JOIDES Planning Office of the Ocean Drilling Program at the Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island.

On his return to the UK and NERC, he headed the Council’s International Section, including polar programmes. He was also responsible for the inter-Council Global Environment Research Office. He then joined the European Science Foundation (ESF) in Strasbourg France, responsible for strategic policy development. After serving as the first Director of the COST Office in Brussels he returned to Strasbourg working as a consultant and also in a part-time capacity as the ESF senior science policy adviser.

In 2007, he joined the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore as its Senior Science Officer and Associate Registrar, working closely with the Provost and including acting as its Research Integrity Officer. Now retired, Tony continues to work for NTU, based in the UK, and as a consultant. He is a member of the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) Supervisory Board.

During 2006 and 2007, he was the co-organiser and co-Chair of the First World Conference on Research Integrity in Lisbon and is engaged in the same capacity for the Second World Conference.

Professor Bruce MCKELLAR (AUSTRALIA)
Chair, International Council of Science Regional Committee for Asia and the Pacific

Professor Bruce McKellar is the chair of the International Council of Science Regional Committee for Asia and the Pacific. He was the Professor of Theoretical Physics at Melbourne University, a Vice President of the Australian Academy of Sciences and of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics. He has taught short courses on ethics and scientific research for graduate students and for professional scientists.

Dr. Linda J. MILLER (USA)
Executive Editor, Nature and the Nature journals

Linda received her B.A. in biochemistry from The Johns Hopkins University, and briefly studied G proteins at the Zentrum für Lehrer und Forschung, Kantonsspital, Basel, Switzerland. She then received her Ph.D. in immunology from Harvard University under Timothy A. Springer, focusing on hematopoietic adhesion proteins.

She was a postdoc with Jim Ihle at the National Cancer Institute in Frederick and became the immunology editor at Science. After almost 12 years, she joined the Nature Publishing Group in 2000 to become the founding Editor of Nature Immunology.

She currently is the Executive Editor for Nature and the other Nature journals. She is responsible for developing editorial policies, pursuing the highest quality content, promoting scientific discourse, being a liaison between researchers and the editors at the journals, finding out the questions with which researchers are most intrigued, and ensuring that societal/policy issues that impinge on science get aired and discussed.

Dr. David MOHER (CANADA)
Senior Scientist, Ottawa Methods Centre, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Health Research Institute (OHRI) Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa.

Dr. David Moher is a Senior Scientist with the Ottawa Methods Centre, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Health Research Institute (OHRI). Dr. Moher is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine at the University of Ottawa and holds a University Research Chair.

Dr. Moher is a world leader in the area of systematic reviews. He is Director of the University of Ottawa’s Evidence-based Practice Centre, one of 14 such centres in North America, funded by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He is also the principal investigator of the Canadian Knowledge Synthesis Network and the OHRI’s Evidence of TAP program. He is also a co-convenor of the Bias Methods Group of the Cochrane Collaboration.

Dr. Moher is also known around the world for his leadership in developing guidelines for reporting health research, including the internationally-adopted CONSORT guidance for randomized trials, and the PRISMA statement for reporting systematic reviews. Dr. Moher has a Masters degree in epidemiology and a PhD in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics.

Dr. Anthony M. A. MULLINGS
MB.BS, DGO, DM (O&G), MPH, FACOG
Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of the West Indies (UWI)
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Kingston, Jamaica

Dr. Mullings has served in many administrative positions in the Hospital, Faculty and the University including: Head of Department, Deputy Dean, Chairman of the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee and Representative to the University Board for Undergraduate Studies.

Dr. Mullings has been recognized for excellence in teaching and is a member of the Instructional Development Unit UWI Mona.

Dr. Mullings has authored or co-authored over 30 full refereed publications, 23 abstracts and made numerous presentations on a wide range of topics including ethics.

Dr. Mullings has been an invited presenter on aspects of ethics on numerous occasions; organised Research Ethics conferences 2005 & 2006; run many workshops on aspects of ethics especially Perinatal and Research ethics; established the Caribbean Research Ethics Initiative (CREI) for the enhancement of Research Ethics in the Caribbean in 2005.

Dr. Mullings served as a member of the development committee and is a founding member of the Bioethics Society of the English Speaking Caribbean (BSEC).

He is a Research Associate in the University of Miami Bioethics Programs and has established a website (www.caribbeanethics.com).

Recently, he was nominated to the membership of the first National Bioethics Committee for Jamaica and then elected by its members as the Chairman.

He is also a faculty member on a NIH / Fogarty grant to the University of Miami Bioethics Programs / CITI Program.

At the same time, he is a member of the Developers Group of the CITI Program, a web based program for training in research ethics based at the University of Miami.

Dr. Mullings sits on 3 Ethics Review Committees and is leading an initiative for the establishment of a University Centre for Ethics at The University of the West Indies.

Professor John O’NEILL (NEW ZEALAND)
Director of Research Ethics, Massey University, New Zealand
Professor of Teacher Education, Massey University, New Zealand

Professor John O’Neill is Director of Research Ethics and Professor of Teacher Education at Massey University, New Zealand. John is also an elected member of Council of the New Zealand Association for Research in Education, with responsibility for the revision of its research ethics guidelines. He helped develop and pilot a professional development programme to support the New Zealand Teachers Council Code of Ethics for Registered Teachers. He publishes in the area of ethics education.

Dr. Carlos NOBRE (BRAZIL)
Chair of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) Scientific Committee

Director of the Center for Earth System Science and Senior Scientist at the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), of Brazil; Executive Secretary of the Brazilian Research Network on Global Climate Change (Rede CLIMA); Scientific Director of the "National Institute for Climate Change Research" ; Director of the Brazilian Center for Weather Forecasting and Climate Studies (CPTEC-INPE), 1991-2003; Program Scientist for the Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA), 1996-2002; Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing Countries (TWAS); professor of Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions at INPE's doctoral program in Meteorology; research interests in tropical meteorology, climate modeling, global environmental change, biosphere-atmosphere interactions in Amazonia; author and co-author of over 130 scientific articles, books and book chapters, which have been cited over 3,000 times in the scientific literature.

Mr. Fred PEARCE (UK)
Freelance Author and Journalist


Fred Pearce is a freelance author and journalist based in London, England. He has reported on environment, science and development issues from 64 countries over the past 20 years. Trained as a geographer, he has been environment consultant of New Scientist magazine since 1992. He writes regularly for the Guardian newspaper, including the weekly Greenwash column, and recently publish a 12-part investigation of the “climategate” emails affair at the University if East Anglia. He is a frequent lecturer, having spoken on all six continents in the past four years, and is a frequent contributor to US newspapers and magazines. Fred’s books have been translated into at least 14 languages. They include When the Rivers Run Dry, Confessions of an Eco Sinner, Earth: Then and Now, With Speed and Violence (on climate change), Deep Jungle. His latest book is called The Coming Population Crash in the US and Peoplequake in the UK (also Australia and most English-speaking places outside North America).

Dr. Bernd PULVERER (GERMANY)
Head of Scientific Publications
Chief Editor, The European Molecular Biology Organization Journal

After undergraduate studies in Cambridge, Bernd received his PhD in 1992 at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer research (London), followed by postdoctoral research at the Ontario Cancer Institute (Toronto), the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Seattle) and the University of Innsbruck. After three years as senior editor at Nature magazine he was appointed chief editor of Nature Cell Biology in 2002 and he was senior editor of the Signaling Gateway/Molecule Pages database. Since the autumn of 2009 he is Chief Editor of The EMBO Journal as well as Head of Publications at EMBO (Heidelberg).

Ms. Catherine QUINN (UK)
Head, Grants Management, The Wellcome Trust


Catherine Quinn heads the grant-giving operations of the Wellcome Trust, the world's second largest private foundation and the UK's most significant non-Governmental source of funds for biomedical research. Prior to joining the Wellcome Trust in 2007, she led the Business Innovation and Consulting Group at Isis Innovation Limited, Oxford University's knowledge transfer company. From 1999 to 2006, she was Director of Research Services at Oxford University, with responsibility for the University’s external research funding portfolio, grants and contracts management, intellectual property policy and related issues and sponsor relations. A former Director of Oxford Limited and member of the HM Treasury-led Lambert IP Group, Catherine is currently a Fellow of Wolfson College Oxford, a Governor of the Board of the London Contemporary Dance Trust, and a Trustee of the London Children's Ballet. She did her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at UK and US universities and has an MBA from Oxford University’s Saïd Business School.

Professor Seeram RAMAKRISHNA (SINGAPORE)
Vice-President (Research Strategy), National University of Singapore


Professor Seeram Ramakrishna is the Vice-President (Research Strategy) of the National University of Singapore since 2008. He is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He is a former Dean of NUS Faculty of Engineering from 2003 to 2008, and founding Co-Director of NUS Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Initiative from 2003 to 2010.

As a vice-president his responsibilities include a) enhancing research excellence and visibility of university, b) building research partnerships with leading universities, c) fostering synergistic partnerships with funding bodies and members of the Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise CREATE worth several hundreds of millions of dollars, and d) socio-economic impact studies of universities.

He serves on the management boards of Global Asia Institute, GAI; Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES); Temasek Polytechnic, Ministry of Education; DSO National Laboratories, Ministry of Defence; and Energy Studies Institute (ESI), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Trade & Industry. He is a member of Concept Plan 2011 Focus Group, Urban Redevelopment Authority, and Clean Energy Mid-term Review Panel, National Research Foundation of Singapore.

He received his PhD in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Cambridge and General Management training from the Harvard University. He is an acknowledged global leader for his pioneering work on science and engineering of nanofibers for regenerative medicine, harvesting solar energy, and water treatment. He authored five books and over three hundred international journal papers. He developed aesthetic orthodontic brackets & arch wires and electrospinning machine, which are now commercially manufactured and supplied in several countries. He is ranked among the world's top fifty materials scientists by the ISI Essential Science Indicators.

He is a Fellow of UK Royal Academy of Engineering, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and ASEAN Academy of Engineering & Technology. He is a Fellow of major professional societies in Singapore, UK and USA including the American Society for Materials International (ASM); American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME); American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering (AIMBE); Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) UK; Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3) UK; and Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES).

He is a recipient of Changjiang Professorship of China, KSU Elite Visiting Professor, Saudi Arabia, ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Award, NUS Outstanding Researcher Award, Lee Kuan Yew Fellowship, and Cambridge Nehru Scholarship. He is the author of book The Changing Face of Innovation: Is it Shifting to Asia? He delivers invited lectures around the world on global trends of higher education and research enterprise.

Professor Mary RITTER (UK)
MA, DPhil, FRCPath, FCGI, FRSA
Pro-Rector, International Affairs, Imperial College London
Vice Chair, EUA Council on Doctoral Education

Professor Emeritus Sylvia Rumball CNZM has just completed a 10 year term as Assistant to the Mary Ritter was appointed Pro-Rector for Postgraduate Affairs at Imperial College London in October 2004, and added the International portfolio in October 2005. She was Head of the Department of Immunology from 2004 – 2006, and from 1999 to February 2006 was Director of the Graduate School of Life Sciences and Medicine (GSLSM) at Imperial.

After a BA in Zoology and DPhil in Immunology from the University of Oxford, and Research Fellowships at the University of Connecticut, USA and Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London, UK, she took up an academic post at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School – now the Hammersmith Campus of Imperial College London, following the 1997 merger. Her research centres on the development of the immune system, and she has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles on her research. She has supervised more than 20 PhD students, all of whom have successfully gained their degree.

She was the founding Director of the GSLSM at Imperial College, steering the Graduate School through from inception in 1999 to its current overarching role providing interdisciplinary research activities, an extensive skills training portfolio and quality assurance for all the postgraduate students in Life Sciences and Medicine. She subsequently helped to established Imperial’s second Graduate School, of Engineering and Physical Sciences launched in 2002. She initiated and oversees both the design and delivery of Imperial College’s postgraduate and postdoctoral transferable skills training programme, which was awarded the THES prize in both 2006 and 2008. In addition, she has established new academic taught courses at both bachelor’s and master’s level and regularly teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students in her specialist area of immunology as well as running workshops in transferable skills. She is Chair of Imperial’s ‘Bologna Task Force’, ensuring that Imperial’s education programmes are compatible with the Bologna Process and European Higher Education Area.

She sits on a number of national and international committees including the UK Medical Research Council’s Non-Clinical Careers Training and Development Panel, the UK Prime Minister’s Initiative (PMI) 2 for Higher Education, The Academy of Medical Sciences’ Academic Careers Committee (non-clinical), the European Universities Association (EUA) Institutional Evaluation Programme Panel of Experts, The German Excellence Initiative (Institutional Strategies) Evaluation Group, and the Programme Review Committee for the Cambridge-MIT Institute. She chairs the UK Research Councils’ ‘Vitae’ (previously ‘UK GRAD’ and ‘UK HERD’) National Advisory Board and the UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) Evaluation Panel, is Vice Chair of the EUA Council on Doctoral Education, is a member of the International Advisory Panel of the A*STAR Graduate Academy of Singapore, the International Panel of Advisors of the Singapore Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS), the Council of Agro Paris Tech, and has been a member of external evaluation and review panels for universities in Finland, Germany, France and Portugal.

She is frequently invited to speak at international conferences, particularly in the context of doctoral and postdoctoral researcher training, graduate schools, transferable skills and the impact of globalization. In 20006-2008 this has included: Australia, Belgium, China, Finland, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, The Netherlands and the United States.

Professor Sylvia RUMBALL (NEW ZEALAND)
Professor Emeritus (Research Ethics)
Research Ethics Office, Massey University

Professor Emeritus Sylvia Rumball CNZM has just completed a 10 year term as Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor (Research Ethics) at Massey University. Prior to that she was an academic in the area of protein structure and function and had also served a term as Dean of Science. Professor Rumball currently chairs the Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology (ACART) which provides advice to the New Zealand government on treatment and research issues involving ART. She was a member of the UNESCO International Bioethics Committee for 6 years and is currently a member of the ICSU Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science. Professor Rumball's contribution to science and ethics has been recognised through appointment to the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Dr. Carthage SMITH (FRANCE)
Deputy Executive Director of the International Council for Science (ICSU)

Carthage Smith is Deputy Executive Director of the International Council for Science (ICSU), which is an international non-governmental organization, whose membership includes national science bodies (118) and international scientific unions (30). ICSU’s mission is to strengthen international science for the benefit of society. Carthage has been at ICSU since 2001. Prior to moving to ICSU, he was head of the International Section at the Medical Research Council in the UK. Originally trained as a biochemist, his PhD and research background are in Neuroscience.

Dr. Gerlinde SPONHOLZ (GERMANY)
Ethicist in Medicine and Research, Representative of the German Ombudsman for Science (Ombudsman fuer die Wissenschaft)

Gerlinde Sponholz, PhD, MD. is teaching medical ethics and research ethics at German universities and she is implementing programs in medical ethics in hospitals. She studied biology and medicine at the University of Ulm. She did research in national and international projects about human biology, genetic counseling and ethics. Since 1982 she has developed teaching programs in anthropology, human biology, human genetics, ethics in medicine, ethics in nursing, research ethics and good scientific practice. She is an affiliated member of the working group ‘Ethics in Medicine’ at the University of Ulm. Since 2002 she works in a private ‘Institute for Medical and Organization Ethics’. Together with the German Ombudsman for Science she developed 2009 a curriculum for RCR Training in Germany. She is a member of the Academie of Ethics in medicine (AEM), the Association for Human Genetics (GFH), the Association for German Scientists (VDW)

Dr. Nick STENECK (USA)
Director, Research Ethics and Integrity Program, Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research
Professor Emeritus of History, University of Michigan
Co-Chair

Nicholas H. Steneck, Ph.D., is Director of the Research Ethics and Integrity Program of the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research and Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Michigan. He has published articles on the history of research misconduct policy, responsible conduct of research instruction, the use of animals in research, classified research and academic freedom, the role of values in university research, and research on research integrity. Most recently, he authored the ORI Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research (2004, 2007; translated into Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Spanish). He initiated and co-chaired the First World Conference on Research Integrity (Lisbon, Portugal, 2007) and is co-chairing the Second World Conference, which will be held in Singapore in July 2010.

Dr. Paula S. STRICKLAND (USA)
Director, Office of International Extramural Activities, Division of Extramural Activities, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, USA

Dr. Strickland is the Director of the Office of International Extramural Activities (OIEA) within the Division of Extramural Activities (DEA), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she oversees and advises on the development and implementation of international research funding policies. She leads international training events that provide NIAID, NIH funded non-U.S. investigators with information, tips and resources to facilitate their understanding of NIH funding policies and effective management of their awards. Training topics include NIAID-funded research, grants and contracts award management, human subject policies, select agents, and institutional review boards.

In addition to her assigned duties, Dr. Strickland also chairs the NIAID Interagency Select Agents Review Group (ISARG) which, for funding purposes, reviews non-U.S. laboratories biosafety and security risk policies for select agents research funded by the NIAID. ISARG members come from a variety of U.S. government agencies and include administrators and researchers with expertise in select agents’ research or policies. She also serves on the NIH Program Leadership Committee charged with advising the NIH on extramural scientific program policy and procedures. She also co-chairs the NIH Extramural Program Management Committee Workgroup on Management and Monitoring of International Grants.

Overall, Dr. Strickland has 17 years of experience working at NIAID, NIH serving in various capacities ranging from scientific review officer, to Acting Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

Dr. SU Guaning (SINGAPORE)
President, Nanyang Technological University

Dr. Su Guaning is the President of Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore’s science and technology university. Prior to taking office as NTU President in 2003, Dr. Su spent three decades in defence research, heading Singapore's defence science laboratory for 11 years and later the defence science and technology agency.

Today, NTU is a highly regarded research-intensive university with competitive research funding tripling in the last three years. The university is home to the region’s first earth observatory, the only homegrown global MBA programme ranked among the world’s top 30, and the third-ranked think tank in Asia for international studies. NTU is currently building on its strengths in five multidisciplinary areas of importance to society, including sustainability, new media and future healthcare.

NTU implemented the Research Integrity Policy and Procedures in 2008, as well as an International Review Board for university-wide research involving sentient participants and human biological materials.

In 2009, Dr. Su was elected founding Chairman of the Global Alliance of Technological Universities, comprising seven top technological universities addressing global societal issues through science and technology.

Dr. Su obtained his PhD in Electrical Engineering and MS in Statistics from Stanford University. His MS and BSc in Electrical Engineering were from the California Institute of Technology and University of Alberta, respectively. He serves on several boards, including the Board of Trustees of Institute Para Limes in the Netherlands, and the Singapore National Research Foundation.

Among awards received, Dr. Su was conferred the Chevalier of the Legion of Honour by the President of France; three National Day awards conferred by the President of Singapore, including the Public Administration Medal (Gold); and the National Science and Technology Medal, Singapore.

Ms. Diane M. SULLENBERGER (USA)
Executive Editor, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)



Diane M. Sullenberger is executive editor of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) and directs editorial and business operations for the journal. Prior to PNAS she was director of publications for the Society for Neuroscience where she served on the committee that drafted the guidelines "Responsible Conduct Regarding Scientific Communication." She is vice-president of the Council of Science Editors and a member of the Society for Scholarly Publishing, the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Professor John SULSTON (UK)
Director, The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute



Professor Sulston graduated from Cambridge University, worked at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology on the nematode C. elegans, and until 2000, he directed the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute sequencing human and other genomes. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2002, is chair of the Institute of Science Ethics and Innovation at the University of Manchester, and is a member of ICSU-CFRS.

Dr. SUN Ping (CHINA)
Program Coordinator, Office of Research Integrity, Ministry of Science and Technology



Dr. SUN Ping is currently working for the Office of Research Integrity, Ministry of Science and Technology of China. He engages in works of relevant policy development, oversight of research misconduct investigations, research on research integrity and website (http://www.sinori.net) maintenance, etc. He worked at the Chinese Ministry of Education from 1984 to 2002, mainly engaging in international cooperation affairs.

Dr. SUN XiongYong (CHINA)
MD, M.P.H.
Manager, center of research integrity management system, Tsinghua Tongfang Knowledge Network Technology(Beijing) Co., Ltd

Dr. Sun Xiongyong is currently working for Manager center of research integrity management system(CNKI).

He takes charge of the research and development of “Academic Misconduct Literature Check (AMLC)”.

There are almost 5,000 scientific and educational publishing institutions are using it at present.

Dr. Jan TAPLICK (GERMANY)
Deputy Director, European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)

Jan Taplick studied Biology at the University of Leipzig, Germany between 1990 and 1995. From 1995 to 1999, he undertook PhD studies in Biochemistry at the Institute of Molecular Biology, Vienna Biocenter, Austria.

In 2000, Jan undertook postdoctoral research at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel under the supervision of Professor Moshe Oren in the field of tumor suppressor genes. He did this until 2002, when he became Fellowship Programme Manager at European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) in Heidelberg, Germany. His responsibilities at EMBO are the co-ordination of both Long-Term and Short-Term Fellowship Schemes, a continued evaluation of the Fellowship Programme, co-ordination of the Fellows Network and organisation of Fellows Meetings at EMBL Heidelberg and in the USA. In recent years, he was also involved in the evaluation of European national research programmes. In 2008, he was appointed Deputy Director of EMBO.

Professor Tomoaki TSUCHIDA (JAPAN)
Professor, Bioethics and Research Ethics, School of Human Sciences, Waseda University

B.A. and M.A. from Univ. of Tokyo (Study of Religion). Ph.D. from Harvard Univ.(Comparative Religion). Having taught in Comparative Religion, Japanese history of ideas, bioethics, & research ethics. Currently professor of bioethics and research ethics, School of Human Sciences at Waseda Univ.

Professor Ovid J. L. TZENG (CHINESE TAIPEI)
Fellow Academician and Distinguished Fellow of Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica

Professor Ovid Tzeng is a respected scientist recognized for his work in memory, psycholinguistics, and cognitive neuroscience and is known particularly for his extensive analysis of reading behaviors across different writing systems. He has had a distinguished professional career that includes serving as full Professor for twenty years at University of California, Riverside; Visiting Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley; Visiting Associate Professor at the Haskins Laboratories and Yale University; Visiting Scientist at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego; External Examiner for the Institute of Education, Singapore and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In particular, he was the leading pioneer in the field of the Cognitive Neuroscientific Studies of Chinese Language. There were three papers published in Nature between 1976 and 1979 for his research work on the cognitive neuropsychology of Chinese language processing. Besides, he created a research center for studies in speech recording process during reading, human information processing, bilingual speech perception, orthography and reading behaviors of dyslexics, and Chinese aphasia in Taiwan.

In 1994, he was elected to be a fellow academican of Academia Sinica and devoted himself to the research of cognitive neuroscientific studies of memory and language. He was also elected to become a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science in February, 2004. During his tenure as the Vice President of the Academia Sinica, he launched many programs to promote the interaction between Academia Sinica and International Council of Science (ICSU ). He was elected to serve on the Committee of Freedom and Responsibility in the Conduct of Science (CFRS) since 2006. He represented Academia Sinica to attend the Human Network of National Academy conference held at Sri Lanka in early April, 2007 and gave a talk on behalf of the CFRS Committee of ICSU. Recently, he was recently invited to be a panel member of European Research Council for reviewing the Advanced Grant proposals in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities, in particular, the research area concerning the Human Mind and Its Complexity.

Dr. Sonia VASCONCELOS (BRAZIL)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Sonia Vasconcelos, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral fellow in the Science Education Program of the Institute for Medical Biochemistry at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Her research project, supported by the C Chagas Filho Foundation for Research Support in the State of Rio de Janeiro, is a pioneering initiative to address research integrity among graduate students in Brazil. In this project, the relationship between research productivity and current publication policies is part of the approach. In 2007, Sonia participated in the First World Conference on Research Integrity in Lisbon and, in 2009, in the Fifth Biennial Research Conference on Research Integrity in Niagara Falls. In the biennial conference, she presented her doctoral results that included perceptions of plagiarism among a group of senior Brazilian scientists (published in Embo Reports in 2009). Recently, she has co-authored a book chapter entitled “Differences in national approaches to doctoral education: Implications for international research collaborations” in International Research Collaborations: Much to be Gained, Many Ways to Get in Trouble (2010), edited by Melissa Anderson and Nicholas Steneck. Her work on research integrity in Brazil, which is policy-oriented, is one of the few initiatives of the type in Latin America. She has collaborated in graduate credit courses on the topic in Rio de Janeiro and has been recently invited to design a course material on research integrity and ethical publication practices for a 2010 distance learning project on research ethics in the country. The project, following a demand from the Brazilian National Health Council, involves Brazilian researchers from Brasília, Belo Horizonte, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Rio Grande do Sul.

Dr. Daniel R. VASGIRD (USA)
PhD, CIP
Director, Office of Research Integrity and Compliance
West Virginia University

Daniel Vasgird received his BA and MA degrees from the University of California and completed his PhD in social psychology at Syracuse University. He later returned to do an NIMH post-doctoral research fellowship at Berkeley and afterward worked overseas as a human services educator and consultant for the federal government. Dr. Vasgird is currently Director of the Office of Research Integrity and Compliance (ORIC) for West Virginia University (WVU) and an Associate Professor in the WVU Department of Community Medicine. The mission of WVU’s ORIC is to foster a culture of integrity within the University directed at ensuring that participants in the WVU research enterprise internalize and pursue the goal of self-directed responsible conduct of research (RCR). Dr. Vasgird has operational responsibility for all research integrity and compliance elements within the University. A primary focus of ORIC is to offer central advisory and educational RCR support to aid each department and school within the University in developing highly visible and effective research integrity awareness and commitment. Dr. Vasgird conceived and developed a widely-used 6 segment web-based RCR training program for the federal Office of Research Integrity and Columbia University. In addition, he was a Lecturer at Columbia University’s School of Public Health and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences Center. He is the chair of the International Society of Research Administrators’ (SRA) RCR Special Interest Group, participates in a number of NIH peer review panels dealing with research ethics issues, and is a member of the CITI Development Group and also its Executive Advisory Committee focusing on RCR issues. Formerly he directed the Office for Responsible Conduct of Research (ORCR) for Columbia University and the Office of Research Conduct for the City University of New York. He has written and presented extensively in the areas of research ethics and human research protection. For over a decade, Dr. Vasgird was the IRB Chair and Health Research Training Program Director for the New York City Department of Health where he was also responsible for distance learning development among other education and training duties.

Professor David VAUX (AUSTRALIA)
Director, La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science

David Vaux is a molecular biologist whose primary research interest is cell death (apoptosis). He helped launch the cell death field by showing that bcl2 is an inhibitor of cell death, and that inhibition of cell death leads to cancer in humans. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, and a member of the National Committee for Medicine, and has been awarded the Victoria Prize and the Burnet Medal for his work.
He has a long-standing interest in issues to do with responsible science. As a member of the editorial board of The Journal of Cell Biology, he helped establish their policies for data integrity. He has campaigned with publishers of many scientific journals to improve the quality of author and reviewer guidelines. He lectures widely on appropriate use of statistics and image software in preparing data for publication.
Vaux is a member of the Committee for Freedom and Responsibility in the Conduct of Science (CFRS), a sub-committee of ICSU, the international council for science.

Dr. Vasiliy V. VLASSOV (RUSSIA)
MD, Professor of Moscow Medical Academy

President of the Evidence based medicine society (Russia). Main areas of research - epidemiology, research methodology, ethics of biomedical research and medical practice. Editor-in-chief of the journal “Evidence based medicine and clinical epidemiology".

Professor Eero VUORIO (FINLAND)
Director, Biocenter Finland

Professor Eero Vuorio has worked as the Chancellor of the University of Turku in 2003-2009. Recently he moved to Helsinki to become the director of Biocenter Finland. After receiving his M.D. and Ph.D. in Turku, he worked as a visiting scientist and professor at the University of Chicago, at the Swiss Federal Technical High School (ETH) in Zürich, and at the University of Texas in Houston. In 1989 he was appointed as professor of Molecular Biology at the University of Turku. He has served six years in the Academy of Finland as a Board member and as the chair of the Research Council for Health, and six years as the chair of National Advisory Board for Research Ethics. In addition to his domestic expert and administrative tasks, Chancellor Vuorio has also had several corresponding duties abroad. These include chairmanship of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Council and various expert duties at the European Commission, European Research Council and European Science Foundation.

Dr. Liz WAGER (UK)
Chairperson, Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

Liz Wager is a freelance medical writer, editor, and trainer. Before setting up her own company, Sideview (in 2001), she worked for Janssen Cilag, GlaxoWellcome, and Blackwell Scientific Publications. She chairs COPE (the Committee on Publication Ethics) and is a member of the ethics committees of the BMJ and WAME (the World Association of Medical Editors). She helped develop the Good Publication Practice guidelines for pharmaceutical companies, the EMWA guidelines for medical writers, Wiley-Blackwell’s Best Practice on Publication Ethics, COPE’s Best Practice for journal editors, the WHO standards for trial registration, and CONSORT for abstracts.

She has run workshops on writing, publication strategy and publication ethics for doctors, writers and editors on five continents. She is the author of books on publication strategy and peer review (Getting Research Published: an A to Z of Publication Strategy, Radcliffe Publishing 2005 - second edition due March 2010; How to Survive Peer Review, BMJ Books 2001) and has published many papers and book chapters. She acts as a peer reviewer for BMJ, JAMA, Journal of Medical Ethics, Learned Publishing, Medical Journal of Australia, and PLoS Medicine, and is a Visiting Fellow of the UK Cochrane Centre.

Dr. Frank WELLS (UK)
Ethics Officer & Chairman, European Forum for Good Clinical Practice Ethics Working Party

A graduate of the Royal London Hospital, Dr Wells retired in June 1996 as the Director of the Department of Medicine, Science and Technology of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, a post he had held for 10 years, following 7 years as Under-Secretary to the British Medical Association and 20 years in general practice in the East of England.

Since retirement, Frank has specialised in the investigation and prosecution of research fraud and in the ethics of clinical research, having been a member of Research Ethics Committees in the UK for over 12 years, now currently a Vice Chairman of Cambridgeshire 4 REC and one of the Panel of 12 UK National Research Ethics Advisors. Regarding fraud and misconduct, he collaborated in setting up the agency known as Medico-Legal Investigations and is co-editor of all four editions of Fraud and Misconduct in Biomedical Research. Within Europe, he is a Board Member of the European Forum for Good Clinical Practice and is Chairman of both its Ethics Working Party and its Sub-Group on Research Integrity. He has been Chairman of a Hospital Trust and was the founder Chairman of the Wales Cancer Bank, with which he is still closely associated. He is the immediate past Chairman of the Retired Members Forum of the British Medical Association (BMA), and a previous Chairman of the Society of Pharmaceutical Medicine.

Dr. David E. WRIGHT (USA)
Ph.D.
Professor and Chairperson, CARRS/CANR, Michigan State University

David Wright served for eleven years as the University Intellectual Integrity Officer and the Assistant Vice President for Research Ethics and Standards at Michigan ,State University in which dual capacity he was responsible for most research regulatory compliance at the University. He also served for twelve years as the Chair of the University Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects (UCRIHS).

Dr. Wright has been since 2001 'Expert Consultant' to the Office of Research Integrity, DHHS, working with both the Division of Research Investigations and the Division of Education and Integrity. He previously served as program officer for the Humanities, Science, and Technology Program at the National Endowment for the Humanities.

David Wright teaches and writes on the history of science and technology and the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) in CARRS at MSU where he holds the rank of Professor. He is completing a study of the origins of biotechnology in America, which has been supported by NEH, NSF, and USDA. Dr. Wright studied humanities at Princeton (A.B.) and American Studies at MSU (Ph.D.).

Dr. Donald WRIGHT (USA)
MD, M.P.H.
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Healthcare Quality
Acting Director, Office of Research Integrity, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Don Wright became the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Healthcare Quality on December 1, 2009. In this role, Dr. Wright leads the Office of Healthcare Quality within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Secretary, Office of Public Health and Science and has broad responsibility for enhancing the quality of healthcare provided to all Americans. Prior to becoming the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Healthcare Quality, Dr. Wright served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and advised the Assistant Secretary for Health on matters involving the nation's public health and science.

In addition, Dr. Wright serves as Acting Director of the Office of Research Integrity. In this leadership capacity, Dr. Wright promotes integrity in biomedical and behavioral research supported by the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) at about 4,000 institutions worldwide.

Dr. Wright received his undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University and his medical degree from the University of Texas. Dr. Wright completed his family medicine residency training at Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to his medical degree, Dr. Wright holds a Master of Public Health degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is board certified in both Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Professor Hung-Duen YANG (CHINESE TAIPEI)
President, National Sun Yat-Sen University

President of National Sun Yat-Sen University. Main areas of research are Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, Superconductivity, Magnetism, and Nanoscience. Holds 6 postdocs., 3 Ph. D. and 27 Master graduated students have been supervised. More than 160 papers have been coauthored to publish in “peer review” journals.

Professor Wei YANG (CHINA)
President, Zhejiang University
Chair, Chinese Union of Research Universities
Interim Chair, Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)

Professor Wei Yang was born on February 16, 1954 in Beijing, China. He graduated from Northwestern Polytechnic University in 1976, and received his MS degree from Tsinghua University in 1981 and Ph.D. degree from Brown University, USA in 1985. He is a Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS).

From May 1978 to August 2004 he worked as a faculty member in Tsinghua University. He served as the Head of the Department of Engineering Mechanics from 1997 to 2004. From 2004 to 2006, he chaired the Academic Committee of Tsinghua University. From September 2004 to July 2006, he served as Director of the Office of Academic Degrees Committee under State Council of China and Head of the Division of Degree Management and Graduate Education in Ministry of Education of China. Since August 2006, he has been serving as the President of Zhejiang University. In December 2008, he was elected as the Chair of the Chinese Union of Research Universities. In June 2009, he was elected as the Interim Chair of Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU).

IProf. Yang has made important achievements in fracture mechanics, meso and nano mechanics. In the field of macroscopic and microscopic fracture mechanics, he deduced the crack-tip singularity fields for dynamic debonding and transonic debonding, and reached the conclusion that the debonding speed of the crack expansion may exceed the lower Rayleigh wave speed. He edited the volume on Interfacial and Nanoscale Failure of the Elsevier Major Reference Series “Comprehensive Structural Integrity. Professor Yang has developed the models of electric fracture, electric field induced fatigue cracking and switch-toughening. He was the Chairman of the Far East and Oceanic Fracture Society. In the field of micro- and nano-mechanics, he, along with W.B. Lee, wrote a monograph on “Mesoplasticity and Its Applications”, published in 1993 by Springer-Verlag. In recent years, he made several contributions on plasticity of nanocrystals, and simulations for nanotubes. The nanotube works were published in PRL and NanoLetters. He is the Chair of WP7 (Mechanics in Micro- and Nano-scales) of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM). His achievement “Macroscopic and Mesoscopic Constitutive Theory and Fracture of Solids” enabled him to win the 3rd-Class National Natural Science Award in China and “Mechatronic failure and Constitutive Relations of Ferroelectric Ceramics” won him the 2nd-class National Natural Science Award, both as the first winner. He has authored and co-authored 11 books and 183 papers in international journals with over 1500 citations by SCI.

Dr. Ren YI (AUSTRALIA)
Director, Office of Research and Higher Degrees, University of Southern Queensland

Dr. Ren Yi is currently working as the Director, Office of Research and Higher Degrees at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. He has been working in the Higher Education Sector in Australia for more than 10 years, including positions at the University of Melbourne, The University of Queensland, Victoria University and the University of Southern Queensland.

Ren is actively involved with the research management profession. He is currently President Elect of the Australasian Research Management Society as well as executive member of the Queensland Chapter. He is also an active member of the International Network of Research Management Societies. He has also been appointed to different research management committees by the Australia Research Council and by Universities Australia.

In 2009, Ren was awarded the Australian Endeavour Executive Award by Deputy Prime Minister Hon Julia Gillard. In the same year he also won an Award for Excellence 2009 from the Australasian Research Management Society for embedding research administration in a regional university.

He has extensive experience as a researcher. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Melbourne in economic geography and international business. He currently holds an Australia Research Council grant. Dr. Yi is currently a reviewer for the Academy of International Business and Australian Research Council.

Professor Sang Wook YI (SOUTH KOREA)
Associate Professor, Philosophy Department, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea

Professor Sang Wook Yi is an associate professor at the philosophy department of Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea. He is currently the chair of the committee for philosophy of science education at Hanyang University, and working for the Center for Good Research Practice as one of its steering committee. He did his BSc and MSc in physics at Seoul National University, and wrote his PhD thesis on scientific modelling at London School of Economics and Political Sciences. His research interests range from philosophy of science, STS, and ethical issues in science and technology.

Professor Boris YUDIN (RUSSIA)
Head of Department, Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy, Professor, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). Vice-chairman of the Russian Bioethics Committee under the Commission of RF for UNESCO. Head of department, Institute of Philosophy, RAS. Head of Center for Bioethics, Institute for Basic and Applied Research, Moscow University for Humanities. Editor-in-chief of journal "Chelovek" (The human being). Russian representative in the Steering Committee on Bioethics of the Council of Europe. Main areas of research are philosophy, sociology and ethics of science, bioethics.

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