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

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.

Conflict of Interest


Office of Research Integrity

Relevant Publications

Responsible Conduct of Research Overview


Online training in the Responsible Conduct of Research is available through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI):

Faculty, staff and students may register at 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.

  1. Research Misconduct
  2. Data Acquisition Management
  3.  Authorship
  4. Peer Review
  5. Mentoring
  6. Conflict of Interest
  7. Collaborative Research



IACUC Meeting: Friday, April 10 at 9:00 a.m. in MLKG 107. Protocols must be received by noon on April 3 to be reviewed

IBC Meeting: Thursday, April 9 at 2:15PM in MLKG 107. Protocols must be received by Thursday, April 2 to be reviewed.

IRB Meeting:Thursday, April 2 at 1:00 p.m. in MLKG 107. Protocols must be received by Thursday, March 26 to be reviewed.


Webinars or teleconferences are being set up for the April meetings for those members following social distancing guidelines. Please contact the committee coordinator for additional details.