Ethical and Responsible Conduct of Research Resources

Start the New Year on the Right Track ~ Check out the UNH RCR Library Guide

New Resources to Promote Research Integrity from the Office of Research Integrity

The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) has developed two separate sets of resources to promote research integrity.

The first is a series of infographics that researchers, instructors, mentors, or administrators can use to help promote research integrity at an institution.  They include the following:

Announcing the New UNH RCR Library Guide

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


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