School of Information Sciences

Beth Fischer

Visiting Assistant Professor

621 IS Building

Institution of highest degree:
PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Research Interests:

Ethics and the responsible conduct of research, providing training in professional development, trainer-of-trainers models for information dissemination, capacity-building in developing nations

Representative Publications:

Fischer BA and Zigmond MJ. Educational Approaches to Discouraging Plagiarism. Journal of Urologic Oncology, special section on plagiarism, 2011, 29:1, 100-3.

Fischer BA and Zigmond MJ. The Essential Nature of Sharing in Science. Science and Engineering Ethics, 2010,16:4, 783-799.

Fischer BA and Zigmond MJ. Promoting Responsible Conduct in Research through “Survival Skills” Workshops: Some Mentoring is Best Done in a Crowd. Science and Engineering Ethics, 2001, 7:4, 563-587.

Recent Grants:

Principal Investigator, “Building International Research Ethics Capacity in China” National Institutes of Health (2013-2018, $1.15M), with Michael Zigmond, University of Pittsburgh

Principal Investigator, “Building the Capacity of Academic Institutions and Professional Societies to Implement Ethics Instruction on a Large-scale” National Science Foundation (2012-2015, $400K), with Mark Frankel, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Principal Investigator, “Training Faculty to Teach Responsible Conduct of Research and Professional Skills” National Institutes of Health (2011-2016, $55K), with Michael Zigmond, University of Pittsburgh

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