Responsible Conduct of Research
Responsible conduct of research applies to all researchers and research staff engaged in scholarly research. The University expects that every academic program and each research advisor/mentor will do their part to assure that students/trainees receive appropriate guidance in such areas as: research integrity, data acquisition and management, authorship, research collaborations, conflicts of interest, and others as appropriate.
Regulatory Training Requirements
The University currently participates in the web-based Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). The CITI Course in RCR is required as baseline training for all graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.
- Ethical Standards in the Conduct of Research
- Intellectual Property Policy
- Policy for Human Research Protection
- Policy on the Use of or Exposure to Biological Agents Including Recombinant DNA
- Policy on the Use of Animals in Teaching, Research, Extension, and Testing
- Policy on Training for Research Compliance & Compliance with Environmental Health & Safety
- Conflict of Interest Policy
- Office of Sponsored Projects Policies, Procedures and Forms
Conflict of Interest
The University recognizes the value of faculty and staff interaction with business and industry, private foundations, and government agencies to foster the University mission, facilitate professional development, and promote expansion of knowledge. In some cases the external activities of faculty and staff, such as consulting, outside employment, public service, pro bono work, or serving as an officer of an external entity, even without compensation, can result in real or apparent conflicts regarding commitment of time. Each year the University receives inquiries regarding potential conflicts of interests.
Further Reading on Responsible Conduct of Research
- RCR Casebook: Stories about Researchers Worth Discussing | ORI - The Office of Research Integrity
- On Being a Scientist: Responsible Conduct in Research