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Anderson

Melissa Anderson

Professor


Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1990, higher education
M.S., University of Iowa, 1978, mathematics
B.A., St. Olaf College, 1976, mathematics

Org Leadership, Policy/Dev
310B Wulling Hall
86 Pleasant St SE
Tel: 612/624-5717

Current and Recent Professional Activities

  • Principal investigator, project on Integrity in International Research Collaborations, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIGMS/ORI) (2009-2012)
  • Co-chair (with Sabine Kleinert of The Lancet) of the planning committee, 3rd World Conference on Research Integrity, Montreal, May 5-8, 2013
  • Co-editor (with Nicholas H. Steneck) of International Research Collaborations: Much to be Gained, Many Ways to Get in Trouble, Routledge Press (2010)
  • Organizer, international conference on Challenges and Tensions in International Research Collaborations, Minneapolis, Minnesota (October 2008)
  • Member, (Inaugural) Ethics Committee, American Educational Research Association, and chair of subcommittee to revise the AERA Ethical Principles
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Empirical Research in Human Research Ethics
  • Member, Editorial Board, Science and Engineering Ethics
  • Member, Editorial Board, Accountability in Research
  • Chair, University of Minnesota Senate Research Committee (2009-2011)
  • Member ex officio, University of Minnesota Faculty Consultative Committee (2009-2011)
  • Member ex officio, University of Minnesota Provost's Research Council (2009-2011)
  • Member ex officio, University of Minnesota Council of Research Associate Deans (2009-2011)
  • Member, University of Minnesota International Risk and Liability Committee (2009-2011)
  • Instructor in University of Minnesota Responsible Conduct of Research Program

Profile

Melissa S. Anderson is professor of higher education, with affiliate membership in bioethics, and associate dean of graduate education at the University of Minnesota. Her work over the past 30 years has been in the areas of scientific integrity, research collaboration, and academy-industry relations, with particular attention to the research environment. She was principal investigator of a study funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health on international research collaborations and co-editor, with Nick Steneck, of International Research Collaborations: Much to be Gained, Many Ways to Get in Trouble (Routledge, 2010). Professor Anderson chairs the Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and serves on the boards of Science and Engineering Ethics, the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, and Accountability in Research. She is the co-chair, with Sabine Kleinert of The Lancet, of the planning committee for the 4th World Conference on Research Integrity, to be held May 31-June 3, 2015, in Rio de Janeiro.

Honors and Awards

  • Robert H. Beck Faculty Teaching Award, Alumni Society of the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development (2005)
  • Distinguished Teaching Award University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development (1998)

Selected Publications

  1. Anderson, M. S., Chiteng Kot, F., Shaw, M. A., Lepkowski, C. C., & De Vries, R. G. (2011). Authorship issues in international research collaborations. American Scientist, 99(3), 204-207.

  2. Anderson, M. S., & Steneck, N. H. (2011). The problem of plagiarism. Urologic oncology: Seminars and original investigations, 29(1), 90-94.

  3. Anderson, M. S., & Steneck, N. H. (Eds.). (2010). International research collaborations: Much to be gained, many ways to get in trouble. New York: Routledge.

  4. Anderson, M. S. (2010). What can be gained and what can go wrong in the context of different national research environments. In M. S. Anderson, & N. H. Steneck (Eds.), International research collaborations: Much to be gained, many ways to get in trouble. New York: Routledge.

  5. Bohnhorst, M. A., McQuaid, M., Tsantir, S. R. B., Amundson, D. M., & Anderson, M. S. (2010). Legal and regulatory considerations in international research collaborations. In M. S. Anderson & N. H. Steneck (Eds.), International research collaborations: Much to be gained, many ways to get in trouble. New York: Routledge.

  6. Anderson, M. S., & Steneck, N. H. (2010). Realizing gains and staying out of trouble. In M. S. Anderson & N. H. Steneck (Eds.), International research collaborations: Much to be gained, many ways to get in trouble. New York: Routledge.

  7. Anderson, M. S., Chiteng Kot, F., Jie, Y., Kamata, T., Kuzhabekova, A., Lepkowski, C. C., Shaw, M. A., Sorenson, M. M., & Vasconcelos, S. M. R. (2010). Differences in national approaches to doctoral education: Implications for international research collaborations. In M. S. Anderson & N. Steneck (Eds.), International research collaborations: Much to be gained, many ways to get in trouble. New York: Routledge.

  8. Martinson, B. C., Crain, A. L., De Vries, R., &  Anderson, M. S. (2010). The importance of organizational justice in ensuring research integrity. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 5(3), 67-83.

  9. Anderson, M. S. (2010). International research collaborations: Anticipating challenges instead of being surprised.  Europa World of Learning 2011 (61 ed., Vol. 1, pp. 14-18) London: Routledge.

  10. Anderson, M. S. (2010). Research misconduct and misbehavior in relation to the research environment. In T. Bertam Gallant (Ed.), Creating the ethical academy: A systems approach to understanding misconduct and empowering change. New York: Routledge.

  11. Anderson, M. S., Ronning, E. A., Martinson, B. C., & De Vries, R. (2010). Extending the Mertonian norms: Scientists' subscription to norms of research. Journal of Higher Education.

  12. Martinson, B. C., Crain, A. L., Anderson, M. S., & De Vries, R. (2009). Institutions’ expectations for researchers’ self-funding, federal grant holding, and private industry involvement: Manifold drivers of self-interest and researcher behavior. Academic Medicine, 84(11), 1491-1499.

  13. Anderson, M. S. (2009). Who is in charge?: Research integrity in the international context. Research Global, 22, 12-13.

  14. Louis, K. S., Holdsworth, J., Anderson, M. S., & Campbell, E. G. (2008). Everyday ethics in research: Translating authorship guidelines into practice in the bench sciences. Journal of Higher Education, 79(1), 88-112.

  15. Vogeli, C., Yucal, R., Bendavid, E., Jones, L. M., Anderson, M. S., Louis, K. S., & Campbell, E. G. (2006). Data withholding and the next generation of scientists: Results of a National Survey. Academic Medicine, 81(2), 128-136.

  16. Martinson, B. C., Anderson, M. S., & De Vries, R. (2006). Scientists' perceptions of organizational justice and self-reported misbehaviors. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 1(1), 51-66.

  17. De Vries, R., Anderson, M. S., & Martinson, B. C. (2006). Normal misbehavior: Scientists talk about the ethics of research. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 1(1), 43-50.

  18. Martinson, B. C., Anderson, M. S., & De Vries, R. (2005). Scientists behaving badly. Nature, 435, 737-738.

    Note: The publication of the Nature paper was named by Discover as one of the top 100 events in science in the world in 2005: Zorich, Zach. (2006). Deception plagues medical research. Discover, 27(1), 49.

Selected Presentations

  1. EuroScience Open Forum, Dublin (2012, July)

  2. Royal Irish Academy, Dublin (2012, July)

  3. Curie Institute, Paris (2012, April)

  4. Workshop on Plagiarism, All European Academies/Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (2011, December)

  5. Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Society (2011, November)

  6. Workshop on Research Practices, Research Ethics and Integrity, and Their Governance, Harvard University (2011, May)

  7. American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, D.C. (2011, February)

  8. National Science Council of Taiwan / Academia Sinica Workshop on Research Integrity.  Academia Sinica, Taiwan (2010, December)

  9. University of Oxford, Oxford, UK (2010, October)

  10. Science in Question series, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany (2010, October)

  11. Second World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore (2010, July)

  12. Center for Excellence, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany (2010, May)

  13. American Educational Research Association, Denver (2010, April)

  14. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, Cincinnati (2010, March)

  15. European Science Foundation / Office of Research Integrity Workshop on Responsible Conduct of Research:  Good Research Practices and Research Integrity Training, Strasbourg, France (2009, October)

  16. University of Michigan, Rackham Graduate School and Program in Biological Sciences (2009, October)

  17. Society of Research Administrators, Seattle (2009, October)

  18. National Institutes of Health: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Inter-Institute Bioethics Interest Group; National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Scientific Resource Development Team; National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Strategic Planning and Evaluation Branch (2009, June)

  19. Joint workshop of the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) San Diego (2009, April)

  20. American Educational Research Association, San Diego (2009, April)

  21. Society of Research Administrators, Washington DC (2008, October)

  22. Workshop on Ethics Education and Scientific and Engineering Research: What's Been Learned? What Should Be Done? National Academy of Engineering and National Science Foundation (2008, August)

  23. Conference on Developments in Research and Theory on Higher Education Organization, Athens, Georgia (2008, May)

  24. Fourth International Barcelona Conference of the Global University Network for Innovation, Barcelona, Spain (2008, April)

  25. First Biennial Conference on Responsible Conduct of Research: Education/Instruction/Training, St. Louis (2008, April)

  26. American Educational Research Association, New York (2008, March)

  27. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, New York (2007, October)

  28. Updated June 2014