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The Research Administration & Management Symposium Forum, co-sponsored by the Legal, Audit, and Compliance Job Family and the Research Job Family, offers presentations covering research-related topics through full day sessions or virtual meetings.

Summer 2021 RAMS mini-forums: Research Refreshment

June, July, and August 2021: Fourth Thursdays at 12pm

This summer, RAMS forum will give you a break from the typical informational series. We want to give you a reason to listen to an interesting podcast about a family’s legacy related to research data sharing, watch a webinar about how your career can progress, and read a medical thriller about a murder linked to a clinical trial. Each month, we’ll meet and chat after you’ve had a chance to enjoy one of these offerings. Our facilitators will have discussion questions and we want to hear your reactions to the research refreshments you’ve consumed.

Register in Talent@VCU (click Learning Center, search "rams forum").

June 24: The Basement Tapes: Podcast Club discussion

A cardiologist in Minnesota searches through the basement of his childhood home for a missing box of data from a long-ago experiment. What he discovers changes our understanding of the modern American diet — but also teaches us something profound about what really matters when we honor our parents’ legacy. (Revisionist History podcast, Season 2. Access through link or wherever you listen to podcasts.)

July 22: Building a Career in Research Administration: Webinar Club discussion

Learn about the myriad paths to a career in research administration, including how to advance in the profession. A panel of presenters discuss their own paths and provide practical tips and advice. (Research at the New School RAD Series. Access through link.)

August 26: A Course in Deception: Book Club discussion

Jana Rieger uses her academic background to tell a chilling story of betrayal as seen through the eyes of Dr. Mackenzie Smith, who is devastated when a young colleague, Anbu Mathew, dies in a suspicious accident. When Mackenzie begins to find disturbing messages that Anbu left behind about the latest drug trial in the sleep clinic, she vows to solve his mystery. (Novel. Available for purchase on Amazon Kindle ($2.99) or in paperback ($12.99).)

Fall 2020 virtual RAMS mini-forums

The Fall 2020 RAMS Fall Forum consisted of a series of five virtual mini-forums focusing on the topic "Data and VC(yo)U”. Click on each link below to view the recording from that session.

Wednesday, September 23: Data: Why should I care?
Thursday, October 1: Data through the Years and VCU Data Terms and Terminology
Thursday, October 15: What happens in the "black box?"
Thursday, October 29: Data Responsibility and Building Trust
Thursday, November 12: Disparities and Bias in Data (keynote with Dr. Derek Chapman)

Contact us

Lydia E. Klinger, CRA
Project manager
Division of research compliance
(804) 628-2642

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