Gunsalus Appointed to New National Academies


(Urbana, Ill.) — Illinois Professor Emerita of Business C.K. Gunsalus has been appointed to the National Academies’ Committee on Responsible Science.  The 1-year term began on January 1.

The Committee will be responsible for preparing a second edition of the 1992 report, “Responsible Science: Ensuring the Integrity of the Research Process.” The report established definitions and standards that underlie current policies and practices, including the Office of Science and Technology Policy’s adoption of its definition of research misconduct as “fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism” in 2000.

“It is an honor to be chosen for this committee and to work with a group of people who are committed to promoting and preserving responsible research conduct,” said Gunsalus, a professor in the Coordinated Science Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research lab in Illinois’ College of Engineering. “I look forward to working with them to update the Responsible Science report, which has been so influential and helpful for the community.”

The committee has been tasked with exploring concepts such as: