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ARIO's Quarterly Newsletter - Number 2




Board Update


Special Interest Groups

Regional Updates

Good to Know

Board Update
We are pleased to welcome two new members to the ARIO Board of Directors. Dan Wainstock, PhD, Associate Director of Research Integrity, Harvard Medical School and Tracy Wilson-Holden, MA, Executive Director, Research Integrity Education & Outreach, Office of Research and Technology Management, Case Western Reserve University. Dan and Tracy will be replacing Craig Allison, MPH, JD, Director of Research Compliance and Integrity, UC Davis and Anne Ackenhusen, JD, Director, Office of Research Misconduct Proceedings, University of Washington. We thank Craig and Anne for all their enthusiasm, time, and commitment serving on the ARIO Board of Directors over the past several years. Registration is open for the ARIO 2019 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, on September 16-18, 2019. Want to save on registration? Become a member! Individuals from member institutions save on registration. Already a member? Individuals from member institutions save with early bird registration if you register by July 15, 2019. Visit the website for details!

Communication Committee Update
ARIO has been updating its news and events page Visit it daily or opt-in for weekly or monthly updates sent to your email account. Job postings, relevant research integrity news, and updates to the research integrity website will be posted here. If you have something you’d like to share with the ARIO community, contact us at with the subject “News and Events.”

Special Interest Groups

Our community is comprised of many incredible individuals who have unique skills or interests that feed into our research integrity roles, such as Responsible Conduct of Research training, research integrity within journals, or protecting whistleblowers and complainants. If you have a specific area of interest or skill you’d like to share with the research integrity community or learn more about, in collaboration with other ARIO members, consider creating a Special Interest Group! The process is easy. You simply need an idea for an area you are interested in and one in which you believe would benefit the ARIO community. Then write a 1-2-page proposal for your group and include the reasoning behind the creation of your group, who it would benefit, what resources you would need, and who would serve as the point person or leader. When your proposal is complete, schedule time to present it to the ARIO Board at one of their weekly Board meetings for its approval.


Interested in creating a Special Interest group?


There are so many great areas relevant to research integrity that would benefit from further discourse from our members. You need not be an expert in your area—you only need to be interested in pursuing this area with other ARIO members for the benefit of our community. If you have any specific questions about forming a Special Interest Group, please contact us at with the subject “Special Interest Group”.

We’d be happy to walk you through the process!

Regional Group Updates

Get more out of your membership by joining your regional group! You need to join through your individual account, not your institutional account (e.g., Jane Smith, not Research University) to participate through the ARIO website. Contact the following individuals to learn about how each region engages with its members.

Western Group: Claudia Modlin (University of California Los Angeles)

Mid-America Group: Krista Harnish (Northwestern University)

Southern Group: Julie Moore (University of Southern Florida)

Mid-Atlantic Group: Kimberly Petrosky (Penn State University) and Hiromi Sanders (George Washington University)

New England Group: Julie Simpson (University of New Hampshire)

 Federal Proceedings





Register for an upcoming RIO Boot Camp at the University of Texas-Dallas, hosted in conjunction with ORI, August 14-16, 2019. The RIO Boot Camps are for RIOs and their general counsel from institutions receiving US Public Health Service research funds and are a great opportunity to identify and articulate best practices for handling allegations of research misconduct with experienced RIOs. The registration fee is $125.00 per person (UT Dallas is unable to provide a refund). For your convenience, RIO Boot Camp lodging has been arranged for attendees at the Aloft Dallas Love Field, 2333 West Mockingbird Lane Dallas, TX 75235. 
For more information, contact Ms. Tracey Randolph, RIO Boot Camp Coordinator, at:


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Questions about how to become a member?


Considering an institutional membership? Visit here to learn about your options. Once you join, set up your personal individual account and start networking with fellow RIOs and other members of the ARIO community!

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