The Research Integrity Office follows the University Administrative Manual's description of the Ethical Standards in the Conduct of Research:
Scholarly misconduct can neither be condoned nor tolerated at UNR. Scholars and researchers bear the primary responsibility for the monitoring and rigorous evaluation of procedures and results of research and other scholarly activities under their supervision. All members of the university community adhere to the university's strict standards of integrity of academic scholarship and research and must feel ethically obligated to report (in accordance with the procedures set forth in this policy) any fraudulent acts when they are known or are suspected to have occurred.
For more information about Ethical Standards, please go here to the appropriate page in the Administrative Manual. The Vice President of Research has also prepared a Best Practices of Research document that offers practical information and assistance.
The U.S. Department of Health Human Services, Office of Research Integrity has created a Quick Guide to promote education and training in the responsible conduct of research (RCR) covering publication practices and authorship.
The purpose of this module is to help students, as well as professionals, identify and prevent questionable practices and to develop an awareness of ethical writing. This guide was written by Miguel Roig, Ph.D., from St. Johns University with funding from the U.S. Department of Health Human Services, Office Research Integrity.
In "The Lab" you become the lead characters in an interactive movie and make decisions about integrity in research that can have long-term consequences.
Data management practices are becoming increasingly complex and should be addressed before any data are collected. For more information visit the following pages on the ORI website:
When editing scientific image data selective alterations, such as enhancing certain features of an image and not the whole image, may sometimes seem desirable for aesthetic reasons or to more clearly illustrate a theory endorsed. Questionable Practices describes what mistakes people commonly make, including mistakes in Adobe Photoshop.