Institute of Medical Biochemistry Leopoldo de Meis, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro,
Dr. Sonia Vasconcelos is associate professor at the Science Education Program of the Institute of Medical Biochemistry Leopoldo de Meis (IBqM), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).
She teaches science communication, research methodology, and research ethics/integrity, and most of her research focuses on these areas. Sonia is coordinator of the Professional Masters Program in Science Education [Educação, Gestão e Difusão em Biociências] at IBqM. She is coordinator of the Advisory Council for Research Ethics at UFRJ and former member of the Research Integrity Committee of the Brazilian Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). She represented the field of humanities and social sciences in this committee. She has been among the organizers of Brazilian Meeting on Research Integrity, Science and Publication Ethics (BRISPE), held biannually in Brazil since 2010. She was local co-chair of the 4th World Conference on Research Integrity (4WCRI) and a member of the Steering Committee of the fifth World Conference (Amsterdam 2017).