Nelson named research integrity officer

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Posted June 30, 2023 by Dan Moser

Jennifer Nelson has been named research integrity officer for the Office of Research and Economic Development.  

Jennifer Nelson
Jennifer Nelson

Nelson, who will assume the role Aug. 1, is replacing Dan Hoyt, who recently retired. 

The research integrity officer oversees the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s efforts to comply with national requirements and norms for responsible conduct of research and conflict of interest. 

Nelson, assistant vice chancellor for research, has been responsible for research strategy and infrastructure since 2019, roles she will continue. She was instrumental in overseeing the Test Nebraska partnership for COVID-19 testing and the logistics for UNL’s on-campus testing program. 

“Dr. Nelson’s experience both as a university researcher and in research administration makes her well positioned for this mission-critical role. Nebraska already has an excellent reputation for upholding research integrity, and I am pleased to have her leading our efforts to ensure all research activities are conducted responsibly and according to the highest ethical standards,” said Bob Wilhelm, vice chancellor for research and economic development. 

Nelson, who has been a UNL faculty member since 2011, also has served as director of administration of the Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior. 

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