Edson Watanabe, PhD is Vice-Director of COPPE/UFRJ.
Edson Watanabe, PhD, Full Professor at the Electrical Engineering Program, COPPE. Dr. Watanabe is Vice-Director of COPPE/UFRJ. He has pioneered research integrity policies at COPPE/UFRJ, including those to tackle plagiarism in theses and dissertations. He has instituted a course, offered annually at COPPE, on scientific methodology combined with RI/RCR issues, which is open to non-COPPE participants. He has been active in discussing RI/RCR issues among COPPE’s faculty and has played a substantial role in promoting debates on the topic. Dr. Watanabe led the Commission that established COPPE´s recently released guidelines on research integrity. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and of the Sub-Committee on Research Integrity of CTEP/UFRJ. He was a member of the Organizing Committee of the II BRISPE and III BRISPE and one of the editors of the Joint Statement on Research Integrity.