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.
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

RCR Resources (General)

The Lab and The Research Clinic, both developed by the Office of Research Integrity (ORI)

Cases Unwrapped, developed by the University of Texas-Austin

Ethics CORE, developed by the National Center for Professional and Research Ethics

Access the CITI Training website

Collaborative Research

Collaborative Research, developed by ORI

Collaborative Science, developed by Columbia University