Upcoming and Past Workshops


Past Announcements and Workshops


2015 Joint Assembly, taking  place Monday through Thursday, 4-7 May 2015 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, in Montreal, Canada.

Abstract Title: Course Promotion for Ethics, Culture and Community-based Research for Graduate Student Training.

Presentation Type: Oral  Presenter:  Dianne Quigley, PhD

Session Date and Time: Thursday, May 7, 2015; 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Presentation Length: 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Session Number and Title: ED42A: How Do We Build a Healthy Geoscience Community That Better Serves Society?

Location: The Palais des congrès de Montréal; 511B


May 12-13, 2015,

Bioethics Panel: Wednesday, May 13, 2015  - 10:15 am

Session Chair: Dr. Dianne Quigley, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Environment and Society, Brown University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Applied Research Ethics in Environmental Health

Dr. Jenifer Carrera, Postdoctoral Research Associate at Northeastern University and Assistant Professor of Sociology at Michigan State University

A Case Study on the Intersection of Bioethics and Regulation

Benjamin M. Zagarelli, Associate in Health Care and Life Sciences Practice, New York Office of Epstein Becker Green

Promoting New Training Initiatives in Research Ethics and Cultural Competence for Engineering and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Dianne Quigley, Adjunct Assistant Professor, IBES, Brown University

Panel Presentation Conducted

Citizen Science 2015 Conference, February 11-12, 2015 at San Jose Convention Center (see details below for registration)

Panel Presentation:

Ethical Dimensions of Citizen Science Research

There are many ethical dimensions to research that involves collaboration between scientists and the volunteers, and only a portion of which is covered by IRB oversight. Citizen science projects are designed in many ways which may heighten or lessen particular ethical concerns. In this symposium, the first six speakers will share stories (not academic talks) that highlight different ethical dimensions for research carried out utilizing methods of citizen science. Topics covered include (1) Data privacy and confidentiality (Shanley), (2) Participation vs exploitation in community-based research context and in the context of gamification and persuasive computing (Bowser), (3) Participant safety and liability (Menninger), (4) Ownership and intellectual property (Katti), (5) Transparency, openness, and data sharing (Lang), and (6) suitability and shortcomings of disciplinary-specific codes of ethics and of traditional ethical review and oversight (Stemwedel). The seventh speaker (Quigley), will summarize key principles and provide practical advice for practitioners, covering beneficence and maleficence, community informed consent, fair recruitment, and cultural competence. The last portion of the symposium will involve a moderated panel discussion with the audience.

The object of the symposium is to generate discussion around challenging ethical dimensions of citizen science research. Anyone involved in citizen science, in any way, will find these ethical issues of high relevance. The formation of the Citizen Science Association provides potential capacity for the community to address these ethical issues.

Facilitator: Caren Cooper, Assistant Director of the Biodiversity Research Lab, NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Speakers & Panelists:

Lea Shanley, Director, Commons Lab, Science and Technology Innovation Program, Woodrow Wilson Center

Anne Bowser, Research Assistant, Science and Technology Innovation Program, the Woodrow Wilson Center

David Lang, DIY developer of OpenROV (open-source remotely operated vehicle)

Holly Menninger, Director of Public Science, Your Wild Life, NCSU

Madhusudan Katti, Associate Professor, Vertebrate Biology, California State University, Fresno

Janet Stemwedel, Associate Professor, Dept of Philosophy, San Jose State

Dianne Quigley, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Brown University, The Northeast Ethics Education Partnership




CS2015 will take place on February 11 and 12, 2015, at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California, USA


Please visit the CS2015 website for more information on Registration, Travel Awards, and AAAS: http://citizenscienceassociation.org/conference/citizen-science-2015/

Past Workshops

Society for Human Ecology, October 22-25, 2014, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine

Dianne Quigley, Oral Presentation, Promoting Course Training on Marine Science and Ethics, and Ethics, Culture and Community-based Research

NEEP 2014 Spring and Summer Training Activity Announcements

NEEP SUMMER WORKSHOP 2014:  August 13, 14, and 15, 2014 at Syracuse University

Ethics, Culture and Community-based Research for Engineering and Environmental Studies/Sciences  Graduate Students

Cosponsors: Syracuse University School of Engineering, SUNY-ESF and Brown University Center for Environmental Studies

Please contact [email protected] for details and registration



NEEP Oral Presentation at AESS 2014 Conference: Welcome to the Athropocene

Using Place II: Exclusion, Nature/Local, Pedagogy & Community: Panel presentation Saturday, June 14, 2014: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm,  Dianne Quigley and David Sonnenfeld










SUNY-ESF Training Activities


EST 797, Section 2, #45194
Environmental Studies Seminar

 Ethics, Culture and Community-Based Research 

Dianne Quigley, Ph.D., Instructor 

Department of Environmental Studies

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Jan. 17-18, Mar. 21-22, and Apr 18-19, 2014 





Brown University Training Activities

New Self-Paced OnLine Training Certificate Course (20 hours) to earn

“Certificate for Research Ethics, Culture and Community-based Training”

on Brown University New Canvas Online Site!

(Please contact [email protected] for sign up!)

UMASS Dartmouth_

EGR 501 Ethics for Engineer, Spring 2014

A one credit course in research ethics for engineers (blended  on line and in-person) ______________________________________________

National Conference Train-the-Trainer Upcoming Activities

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health – international Conference

Training Resources for Promoting Research Ethics, Cultural Competence and Community-Based Research for Place-based Communities and Cultural Groups has been accepted for Community-Campus Partnerships for Health's 13th international conference, From Rhetoric to Reality: Achieving Authentic, Transformative & Equitable Partnerships, to be held April 30-May 3, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

NEEP’s Train the Trainer session is on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 10:30 am –