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Office of Research Compliance


Responsible Conduct of Research

The Responsible Conduct of Research promotes research integrity through the use of honest and verifiable methods in proposing, performing, and evaluating research, reporting research results with particular attention to adherence to rules, regulations, guidelines, and following commonly accepted professional codes or norms.

The Office of Research Compliance is responsible for ensuring university compliance with state and federal regulations governing research. This office develops and implements policies and procedures for the university along with helping faculty, graduate and undergraduate students conduct research that meets the highest standards of integrity by overseeing the following areas:

  • Data Acquisition and Management, Sharing and Ownership
  • Conflict of Interest and Commitment
  • Human Subjects
  • Animal Welfare
  • Research Misconduct
  • Publication Practices and Responsible Authorship
  • Mentor/Trainee Responsibilities
  • Peer Review
  • Collaborative Science 

The integrity of the university's research programs require that faculty, students and staff be aware of the potential for misconduct involving themselves or others, and understand what constitutes research misconduct. Misconduct in this regard imeans means fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing or reviewing research results, or in reporting research results.

The university community has an obligation to report incidents of misconduct and respond to such reports in accordance with established policies and procedures. Further, individuals reporting misconduct must be protected from reprisals or negative repercussions.

Office of Research Compliance