Prof. Susan Wolf to Serve on Newly Created Strategic Council for Research Excellence, Integrity, and Trust Established by National Academy of Sciences to Support the Health of the Research Enterprise

July 13, 2021

Professor Susan Wolf has been selected to serve on the new Strategic Council for Research Excellence, Integrity, and Trust, established by the National Academy of Sciences to convene stakeholders across the research enterprise to develop ways to promote high-quality research practices and to anticipate and address challenges to research ethics and integrity.

The Strategic Council will serve as a venue where researchers, institutions, and policymakers can identify challenges to the integrity and health of the research enterprise — for example, conflicting and ineffective requirements, problematic incentive systems, and barriers to inclusion and equity — and work to develop policies and best practices for solving these challenges.

“A number of organizations focus on components of the research enterprise, but no entity currently exists to ensure that the various policies and procedures are not redundant, or worse, inconsistent,” said National Academy of Sciences President Marcia McNutt. “Our new Strategic Council will provide a much-needed venue for multiple stakeholders to collectively advance the research enterprise across the sciences, engineering, and medicine while preparing it for future challenges.”

The Strategic Council will hold public meetings to hear from the broader scientific community on issues related to research integrity, ethics, and trust and will develop an annual workshop to highlight and address specific key topics.  

Professor Wolf is a Regents Professor; McKnight Presidential Professor of Law, Medicine & Public Policy; Faegre Baker Daniels Professor of Law; a Professor of Medicine; and a member of the National Academies of Medicine.

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