The purpose of these documents is to stimulate reflection and conversation in the Jacobs School of Engineering on the topics covered.

The audience for these discussions is everyone involved in research, including faculty, students, and staff. The documents are not intended to be finalized but instead to undergo ongoing refinement based on community conversations.

Beginning in May 2020, we have scheduled two separate, online meetings for students and postdocs and for everyone, respectively, to discuss each of the four draft guidelines documents linked below.

Each discussion will begin with an introduction to the goals of this project and an outline of the contents of the document to be discussed. The conversation will then be opened up for feedback, including questions and suggestions.

Please Note: This is not a forum to make allegations of misconduct or air personal grievances. We are seeking feedback on what content would be most useful to stimulate thoughtful reflection and discussion among members of this community. If you have allegations regarding misconduct, information on how to report these issues is available here.

You can RSVP here with your UCSD e-mail address to receive details for joining the meetings.

Guidelines Documents


  • You can also use this Feedback Form for questions and feedback.

Guideline Discussions (RSVP Here)

Learn more about upcoming and past Guideline Discussions here.

  • All document discussions are scheduled for Tuesdays, 10-11 am
Participants Date
Principles of Responsible Research Students and Postdoctoral Scholars June 9, 2020
Principles of Responsible Research Everyone June 16, 2020
Mentoring Students and Postdoctoral Scholars June 23, 2020
Mentoring Everyone June 30, 2020
Data Management Students and Postdoctoral Scholars July 7, 2020
Data Management Everyone July 14, 2020
Authorship Students and Postdoctoral Scholars July 21, 2020
Authorship Everyone July 28, 2020