Responsible Conduct of Research
The responsible conduct of research requires the use of honest and verifiable methods in proposing, performing, and evaluating research; reporting research while adhering to rules, regulations, and guidelines; and following commonly accepted professional codes or norms.
Research Misconduct: Policies and Consequences
Presenter: Jason G. Ramage, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation and Director of Research Compliance
Research Misconduct means Fabrication, Falsification, or Plagiarism.
Fabrication - making up data or results and recording or reporting them.
Falsification - manipulating research materials, equipment, or processes, or changing or omitting data or results in such a way that the research is not accurately represented.
Plagiarism - Appropriating someone else's ideas, process, results, or words without proper attribution.
- Research and Scholarly Misconduct Policies and Procedures
- Office of Research Integrity Policies & Regulations
- Avoiding plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and other questionable writing practices: A guide to ethical writing
- Melody Herr, "Responding to Research Misconduct: A Primer for LIS Professionals, Science & Technology Libraries," Science & Technology Libraries, July 29, 2019.
- Patricia Keith-Spiegel, Joan Sieber, & Gerald P. Koocher; "Responding To Research Wrongdoing: A User-Friendly Guide; July 8, 2010.
- Gerald Koocher and Patricia Keith-Spiegel, "Peers nip misconduct in the bud,” NATURE, 466: 438-440 (22 July 2010).
- Brian C. Martinson, Melissa S. Anderson, & Raymond de Vries; "Scientists behaving badly;" Nature 435, 737-738 (9 June 2005).
- Mike Rossner and Kenneth M. Yamada, “What's in a picture? The temptation of image manipulation,” Journal of Cell Biology, vol. 166 no. 1, pp. 11-15.
Online training in the Responsible Conduct of Research is available through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). Faculty, staff and students may register at www.citiprogram.org as a person affiliated with the University of Arkansas Fayetteville.
Select from one of four Responsible Conduct of Research courses available (Biomedical; Humanities; Physical Science; or Social and Behavioral). Each has seven modules and takes 30-35 minutes to complete.
- Research Misconduct
- Data Acquisition Management
- Peer Review
- Conflict of Interest
- Collaborative Research
Conflict of Interest/Conflict of Commitment
Read the University policy here: Fayetteville Policies and Procedures 404.0
- 404.0 - Form - Appendix A - Related Laws and Policies
- 404.0 - Form - Appendix B - Prior Approval of Outside Employment
- 404.0 - Form - Appendix C - Annual Report on Outside Employment of Faculty & Administrative Staff Members
- 404.0 - Form - Appendix D - Disclosure of Potential Conflict of Interest and Commitment
- 404.0 - Form - Appendix E - Conflict Management Plan Template
- 404.0 - Form - Appendix F - Disclosure of Externally Reimbursed Travel
- 404.0 - Form - Appendix G - Annual Report of Extra Income in Excess of $500
- COI Forms Routing Guidance
- Clarification on Outside Employment During University Breaks and Summer and Intellectual Property
IACUC - Tuesday, April 13 at 10:00 a.m.
IBC - Thursday, May 13 at 2:15 p.m.
IRB - Friday, May 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Committee meetings will be conducted via Teams or Zoom until further notice