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, September 13 at 9:00 a.m. in MLKG 107. Protocols must be received by 9 a.m. on September 6 to be reviewedInvestigators submitting an AUP are encouraged to attend the meeting.

IBC Meeting: Thursday, September 12 at 2:15PM in MLKG 107

IRB Meeting: Wednesday, October 9 at 12:00 PM in MLKG 107

Human Subjects Research Workshop: Friday, September 20 at 1:00 p.m. in MULN 486

Conflict of Interest/Conflict of Commitment Workshop: Friday, September 27 at 1:00 p.m. in JBHT 431

IBC/Biosafety Workshop: Wednesday, October 23 at 10:00 a.m. in JBHT 431

Export Controls Compliance Workshop: Wednesday, November 6 at 1:00 p.m. in JBHT 431

 Please register for workshops at