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

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