Workshop Reports/Summaries

Although some Division-sponsored activities like workshops do not result in consensus reports, discussions at workshops and other events are often published in workshop summaries, websites, newsletters, and other formats to preserve and make publicly accessible the information or discussions from the event.

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Chemistry and Engineering of Shale Gas and Tight Oil Resources Development: Workshop in Brief (2015)

Oil and gas exploration in the United States has expanded with the increased use of horizontal, or directional, drilling to facilitate the recovery of shale gas and tight oil resources. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) estimates that 25,000 to 30,000 new hydraulic fracturing wells were drilled each year between 2011 to 2014 (U.S. EPA, 2015) , and the impact of those wells and the use of hydraulic fracturing has been a topic o... More >>

Integrating Discovery-Based Research into the Undergraduate Curriculum: Report of a Convocation (2015)

The academic community is invited to continue discussions on this important topic with members of the organizing committee and Convocation participants in a "Year of Dialogue" being held at major scientific conferences throughout 2015-2016. Education research has repeatedly indicated that providing undergraduates with opportunities to engage in scientific research is one of the most powerful ways to encourage students to engage with and stay i... More >>

Design, Implementation, Monitoring, and Sharing of Performance Standards for Laboratory Animal Use: Summary of a Workshop (2015)

This workshop examined critical issues pertaining to the concept of performance standards for laboratory animal use. The workshop brought together those who create and use the standards with those who regulate them, while speakers addressed the challenges of defining, developing, implementing, assessing and validating performance standards. In interactive sessions, participants discussed what should be considered in creating a performanc... More >>

Reproducibility Issues in Research with Animals and Animal Models: Workshop in Brief (2015)

Scientific progress is achieved by robust experiments that generate reliable and reproducible results to be used with confidence by the research community. Recent publications have drawn attention to an apparent and concerning prevalence in the number of peer-reviewed studies that cannot be reproduced, particularly those containing data from experiments using animals and animal models. At this workshop, organized by the ILAR Roundtable... More >>

Trust and Confidence at the Interfaces of the Life Sciences and Society: Does the Public Trust Science? A Workshop Summary (2015)

Does the public trust science? Scientists? Scientific organizations? What roles do trust and the lack of trust play in public debates about how science can be used to address such societal concerns as childhood vaccination, cancer screening, and a warming planet? What could happen if social trust in science or scientists faded? These types of questions led the Roundtable on Public Interfaces of the Life Sciences of the National Academies o... More >>