Monday, April 21
Grant Miller: Managerial Incentives in Public Service Delivery
a PSC Research Project
Investigators: Katharine Francesca Barald, Myron Gutmann, Douglas C. Noll
The goal of this proposal is to create a comprehensive research responsibility training program for undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral scholars and researchers at the University of Michigan in the basic and social sciences and engineering. This interdisciplinary program is based on the creation of a comprehensive library of podcasts, which will serve as the basis for discussion of case studies by interdisciplinary small groups of students and postdocs as they attempt to solve problems of RRE. The podcast library of lectures, panel discussions, mock IRB boards and interviews with researchers and ethicists will be available to course directors at all levels (undergraduate to postdoc). Course directors can choose among these podcasts to devise a course that is both relevant to specific groups of students and interdisciplinary. An improved website will provide the podcasts, some of which are already available as well as a series of on-line case reports and links to regulatory information to form the basis for interdisciplinary discussions, decision-making and problem solving for students and postdocs.
Myron Gutmann will be responsible as Co-I for coordinating the topics for the social sciences podcasts, particularly in the areas of his expertise, which are complex data collection, diclosure risk and mixed data collection disclosure risk (e.g. demographic/spatial data and genetic information). He will arrange for the participation of the experts in the field in the podcasts and arrange their taping with Chuck Nicholas. He will also be responsible for deciding which of the podcasts will be used in social science courses and in the summer workshop program, which will be used at a later time to disseminate the program to other college and universities.
|Funding:||National Science Foundation (DBI 0832862)|
Funding Period: 09/01/2008 to 08/31/2011
Country of Focus: USA