Ethical and Responsible Conduct of Research Resources

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.”

Resources for Teaching the Responsible Conduct of Research

The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) has on its website a series of case studies addressing a variety of topics in the responsible conduct of research. The ORI Casebook: Stories about Researchers Worth Discussing (Casebook) is designed to raise awareness of the types of ethical dilemmas researchers may encounter and provide a way to work through them.

The Casebook consists of the following eight topic chapters:

Wow, How They’ve Changed!! Take a Look at the Updated UNH Web-Based RCR Modules!!

The UNH Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) and Scholarly Activity Committee is pleased to announce the revision of the UNH Web-based program of RCR instruction.  The revised 11 Web-based modules are the result of a collaborative effort between staff in the UNH Research Computing Center (RCC) and RCR committee members.

New Irish National Policy Statement on Research Integrity

In June 2014, the Irish Universities Association (IUA), in conjunction with several research-related organizations in Ireland, released a National Policy Statement on Ensuring Research Integrity in Ireland.    The aim of the statement is “to commit the main organisations in Irish research to the highest standards of integrity in carrying out their research so that partners and other stakeholders, and the international research community may have full confidence in the Irish research system.”  The statement aligns with similar documents from t

Video Vignettes Help Researchers Develop Lab Management Skills

UC Davis has developed a series of online video vignettes to help researchers develop their lab leadership and management skills.  Each vignette raises and addresses a specific issue, such as authorship, unethical behavior, or managing personnel.  Check them out ~ they are designed to address issues faced by researchers in all career stages.


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