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Research Integrity

Spotlight on Research Integrity Monthly Workshops

A monthly workshop that features notable speakers from inside and outside of the university and is designed to promote meaningful and sometimes difficult discussion of controversial issues in contemporary biomedical research.

Online Resources 

Office of Research Integrity Common Mistakes in Responsible Authorship 

National Academies Press Integrity in Scientific Research: Creating an Environment That Promotes Responsible Conduct (2002)

Council of Science Editors White Paper on Promoting Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign A Handbook for Graduate Students and Advisers

National Science Foundation Human Subjects Grant Policy

Department of Education Protection of Human Subjects in Research

National Library of Medicine Ethical Issues in Research Involving Human Participants

U.S. Department of Energy Human Subjects Protection Program

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research PRIM&R

The Office of Research Integrity (ORI)

ORI oversees research integrity activities for the Public Health Service (PHS), including investigations into research misconduct in research supported by PHS. Their site includes general RCR resources, as well as topic-specific resources for the nine core areas of research integrity identified by NIH. Materials include interactive videos, case studies, web modules, and relevant publications. This site may be of particular relevance to those investigators who are supported by NIH funds. See especially the ORI Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research by Nicholas H. Steneck (illustrations by David Zinn).

On Being a Scientist: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research (3rd ed.)

This text has been developed by National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and the Institution of Medicine. On Being a Scientist is designed to supplement informal ethics training provided to graduate students and beginning researchers by their mentors and includes discussions of research misconduct, handling violations of professional standards, laboratory safety, intellectual property, and the researcher in society.

Boston College RCR Program

Links on RCR topics, including data management, IP, mentoring, publication issues, peer review, collaboration, animal and human subjects, safety, responsibility to society, misconduct, financial issues, more.

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)

The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) was founded in March 2000 as a collaboration between the University of Miami and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to develop a web based training program in human research subjects protections.

This program requires subscription (except RCR). It includes coursework in:

- Basic Courses in the Protection of Human Research Subjects.

- Biomedical Focus

- Social and Behavioral Focus.

- Refresher Courses

- Good Clinical Practice Course.

- Health Information Privacy and Security Course (HIPS)

- Laboratory Animal Welfare Courses for investigators and IACUC Members

- Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).

Contemporary Science, Values and Animal Subjects in Research

This site, developed at North Carolina State University, is an Office of Research Integrity (ORI) sponsored project. It is intended to be both a learning tutorial and a clearing house. Ethics and the use of animals in research is an enormous topic: this site is an introduction both to the central issues and the information resources available.

Columbia University’s online RCR courses

COURSE 1: Conflicts of Interest
COURSE 2: Mentoring
COURSE 3: Responsible Authorship and Peer Review
COURSE 4: Research Misconduct
COURSE 5: Collaborative Science
COURSE 6: Data Acquisition and Management