Ethical and Responsible Conduct of Research Resources

Five Ways to Promote Research Integrity

The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) developed an infographic entitled, 5 Ways Supervisors Can Promote Research Integrity, and launched it on the ORI blog with an accompanying short narrative. 

Here’s the infographic (which is downloadable):

Science Made Simple by PLOS's 10 Simple Rules Collection

Science is anything but simple so PLOS, a nonprofit publisher based in California, has put together a collection of “Ten Simple Rules” in a variety of topic areas of interest for scientists as they progress in their careers.

Research Integrity and Peer Review ~ A New Open Access Journal

BioMed Central, a for-profit scientific publisher based in the United Kingdom, recently launched a new, international, open-access, peer-reviewed journal, Research Integrity and Peer Review, that focuses on research on the ethics, reporting, and evaluation of research. 

Updated and Expanded Online Ethics Center (OEC)

The Online Ethics Center (OEC) is an online repository and resource hosted by the Center for Engineering Ethics and Society (CEES) at the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

According to the OEC website, its mission is to:

Resources to Navigate Ethical Issues Presented by the Changing Research Landscape

Looking for Resources to Teach Research Ethics?

The UNH Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarly Activity Committee has posted on its website five new case studies for teaching research ethics.  The difference with these case studies is that they describe actual people and real events that occurred; they are not contrived.  As such, they can be very effective tools for teaching responsible and ethical behavior, and community standards for the conduct of research and scholarly

Trying to Keep Track of Federal Agency Public Access Requirements? Here are Several Resources

In February 2013, the US Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a memorandum mandating that federal agencies with at least $100 million in annual research and development expenditures make the results ~ digital data and publications ~ of their funded research publically available.  Since then, federal agencies, such as the National Science Foundation, have issued their requirements to compl

Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines for Journals

On June 26, 2015, Science introduced the Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines in order to promote shared standards for open practices by journals. By encouraging journals to adopt these guidelines, the goal is to increase transparency of the processes and products of scientific research and thus the integrity and reproducibility of research.

Do You Know that UNH has a Web-Based Program of Instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research?

The UNH Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) and Scholarly Activity Committee reminds the UNH community about the availability of the UNH Web-based program of RCR instruction.  The 11 Web-based modules address the following topic areas:

 

New Danish Code of Conduct for Research Integrity

In November 2014, the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science published the Danish Code of Conduct for Research Integrity.  According to the Code, it “provides the research community with a framework to promote commonly agreed principles and standards. The Code of Conduct aims to support a common understanding and common culture of research integrity in Denmark.”

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