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, former 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
The Research Integrity and Compliance website can now be accessed by going to risc.uark.edu. Please update your bookmarks as appropriate.