Ad Hoc Committee to Advance Responsible Research (CARR)

As part of its Psychological Science for the 21st Century (PSY21) initiative, the APA Board of Scientific Affairs instituted a comprehensive initiative that would position APA to provide resources and to serve as a clearinghouse for RCR issues, since these issues span across APA constituencies and require policy and education activities. In support of this initiative, BSA convened an ad hoc committee that would deal with issues of responsible conduct of research.

The mission of the BSA Ad Hoc Committee to Advance Responsible Research (CARR) is to promote shared knowledge, beliefs and attitudes for ethical and responsible conduct of research among investigators and students in the psychological sciences with the goal of maximizing scientific rigor and productivity within the research community.

The responsibilities of the Ad Hoc Committee to Advance Responsible Research will include: (a) monitoring the status of legislation, regulations and professional policies on topics germane to the responsible conduct of research including the protection of human participants in behavioral research; data acquisition, management, sharing and ownership; mentor/trainee relationships; publication practices and responsible authorship; peer review; collaborative science; research misconduct, and conflicts of interests and commitments, and to ascertain their impact on research in the behavioral sciences; (b) engaging in activities to promote the responsible conduct of research including workshops, curriculum development and dissemination; develop resources, including guidelines for responsible conduct of research in the behavioral sciences; and, (c) establishing and maintaining cooperative relations with organizations sharing similar interests.

Staff Liaison

Sangeeta Panicker, PhD (email)

Members

  • Chair: Arthur Daniel Fisk, PhD 
  • Karen Calhoun, PhD 
  • Neil Charness, PhD 
  • Thomas Eissenberg, PhD 
  • Martha A. Mann, PhD