Big10 Fostering Responsible Conduct in Time of Crisis



On October 15, Kelly Laas spoke at the Big 10 virtual conference, "Responsible Conduct in Time of Crisis" where she led an interactive conversation on the "Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) Draft Declaration of Principles for Research." This consortium of U.S. universities are drafting an aspirational ethics statement that could help educate community members, guide decision-making, and serve as a public-facing reminder of the Big 10 Consortium's shared commitment to responsible, trustworthy research and innovation.

Kelly's talk provided a background on the role codes of ethics play in institutions, how codes are developed and revised, and set the stage for an engaging discussion on possible revisions to and the process for formally adopting the "Draft Declaration" as a guiding document for research integrity educations and initiatives at Big 10 institutions.