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 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
Conflict of Interest
- 404.0 - Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment, Including Outside Activity
- 404.0 - Form - Appendix A - Related Laws and Policies
- 404.0 - Form - Appendix B - Prior Approval of Outside Employment
- 404.0 - Form - Appendix C - Annual Report on Outside Employment of Faculty & Administrative Staff Members
- 404.0 - Form - Appendix D - Disclosure of Potential Conflict of Interest and Commitment
- 404.0 - Form - Appendix E - Conflict Management Plan Template
- 404.0 - Form - Appendix F - Disclosure of Externally Reimbursed Travel
- 404.0 - Form - Appendix G - Annual Report of Extra Income in Excess of $500
- COI Forms Routing Guidance
- Clarification on Outside Employment During University Breaks and Summer and Intellectual Property
- 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.
Responsible Conduct of Research Overview
- Research Misconduct: Policies and Consequences
Presenter: Jason G. Ramage, Assistant Vice Provost for Research and Director of Research Compliance
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
RESEARCH COMPLIANCE ALERT
IACUC Meeting: Friday, April 10 at 9:00 a.m. in MLKG 107. Protocols must be received by noon on April 3 to be reviewed.
IBC Meeting: Thursday, April 9 at 2:15PM in MLKG 107. Protocols must be received by Thursday, April 2 to be reviewed.
IRB Meeting:Thursday, April 2 at 1:00 p.m. in MLKG 107. Protocols must be received by Thursday, March 26 to be reviewed.
Webinars or teleconferences are being set up for the April meetings for those members following social distancing guidelines. Please contact the committee coordinator for additional details.