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 5 at 2:30 p.m. in AFLS D-105. Deadline for submitting protocols for review at the meeting is at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting. All PI’s submitting a new AUP are welcome to attend the meeting in person to present or answer questions if they so wish.

IBC Meeting: Thursday, April 11 at 2:15PM in MLKG Room 107

IRB Meeting: Wednesday, April 10, at 12:00 in MLKG 107.