H.E. Dr. Mariam Al-Jalahma

Chief Executive of the National Health Regulatory Authority Kingdom of Bahrain

Investment in science has long been the key to humanity’s well-being and economic growth, with scientists often seen as more trustworthy than other public figures. Yet, are scientists meaningfully aware of their stature in the global public’s consciousness, or of their need to maintain the trust with which they are regarded? The worldwide rise in research misconduct cases suggests not, much to the detriment of science if not dealt with.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) is a two day conference that reviews the nine core areas of an effective RCR program and outlines procedures for their successful implementation. The program will consist of lectures, questions and answers, discussions, case studies, and students’ participation in all aspects of the course including providing analysis and participating in the ethical decision making process.

RCR is critical for excellence, as well as public trust, in science and engineering. Consequently, education in RCR is considered essential in the preparation of future scientists, healthcare providers associated with research, and engineers.

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Adil E. Shamoo, PhD

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine

Daniel R. Vasgird, PhD, CIP

Director Emeritus, Office of Research Integrity & ComplianceWest Virginia University


Dr. Aamal Joseph Akleh

Dean, College of Health SciencesUniversity of Bahrain

Dr. Leena Alqasem

Chief of Health Professionals RegulationsNational Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA)-Kingdom of Bahrain

Professor Randah R. Hamadeh, BSc, MSc, DPhil(Oxon)

Vice Dean for Graduate Studies and ResearchArabian Gulf University-Kingdom of Bahrain

Professor Davinder Sandhu, MD

FRCS(Ed.Urol), FRCS(Eng.& Glas), Cert.Med.Ed, FRCPE, FDSRCS(Eng),FRCGP (Hons), FFSTEd, FHEAHead of School of Postgraduate Studies & ResearchRCSI Bahrain

Dr. Azhar Naseeb

Head, Clinical Research Unit,National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA)-Kingdom of Bahrain