Dr. Shittu and colleagues receive $350,000 NSF grant to study methods to improve research ethics

August 15, 2021

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Dr. Ekundayo Shittu (EMSE), Dr. Payman Dehghanian (ECE), Dr. Chung Hyuk Park (BME), Dr. Ryan Watkins (GSEHD) and Dr. Hiromi Sanders (GW’s Director of Research Integrity and Compliance) have received a three-year, $350,000 National Science Foundation grant for their project, “A Digital Nudge: Assessing the Impact of an Immutable Records Data Management Platform on Student Researcher Ethics.” The objective of this project is to study and evaluate the potential of a data management platform with immutable research records to improve the ethics surrounding scientific research cultures and norms in university laboratory settings. Understanding how the management of immutable research records impacts the performance of STEM student researchers is a crucial determinant to the success of the innovation challenge. The senior personnel on the grant are Dr. Erica Wortham (GW Innovation Center) and Dr. Jerry Comanescu (GW TCO).