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Research Integrity - RCR
What is Research Integrity?
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) states that research integrity includes:
- The use of honest and verifiable methods in proposing, performing, and evaluating research.
- Reporting research results with particular attention to adherence to rules, regulations, and guidelines.
- Following commonly accepted professional codes or norms. https://grants.nih.gov/grants/research_integrity/whatis.htm
Responsible Conduct of Research Training must cover the following areas:
- Conflict of interest — personal, professional, and financial.
- Policies regarding human subjects, live vertebrate animal subjects in research, and safe laboratory practices.
- Mentor/mentee responsibilities and relationships.
- Collaborative research, including collaborations with industry.
- Peer review.
- Data acquisition and laboratory tools; management, sharing, and ownership.
- Research misconduct and policies for handling misconduct.
- Responsible authorship and publication.
- The scientist as a responsible member of society, contemporary ethical issues in biomedical research, and the environmental and societal impacts of scientific research.
Subject Information and Links
Cases Unwrapped, developed by the University of Texas-Austin
Ethics CORE, developed by the National Center for Professional and Research Ethics
Whose Data is it? developed by ORI
RCR Casebook: Data Acquisition and Management, developed by ORI
Data Acquisition and Management, developed by ORI
The Ethics of Peer Review, developed by American Journal Experts
Ethics of Peer Review: A Guide for Manuscript Reviewers, developed by ORI
Responsible Authorship and Peer Review, developed by Columbia University
How to handle authorship disputes: A guide for new researchers, developed by COPE