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

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.


Office of Research Integrity


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

Conflict of Interest/Conflict of Commitment

Read the University policy here: Fayetteville Policies and Procedures 404.0

Disclosure Forms


IACUC Meeting: Friday, October 9 at 1:00 p.m. via Microsoft Teams. (

IBC Meeting: Thursday, October 8 at 2:00 p.m. via Microsoft Teams. ( 

IRB Meeting: Monday, October 12 at 8:00 a.m. via Zoom.

Committee meetings will be conducted via webinar or teleconference until further notice.




10/8 - Human Subjects Research 

10/13 - Biological Safety

10/21 - Export Controls

10/22 - Responsible Conduct of Research

10/23 - Conflict of Interest


11/5 - Human Subjects Research

11/9 - Export Controls

11/10 - Biological Safety

11/19 - Animal Care and Use 

11/23 - Responsible Conduct of Research

11/24 - Conflict of Interest