RCR Instruction at UNH

Web-Based Instruction

UNH has a Web-based program of instruction related to the responsible conduct of research and scholarly activity. It consists of modules on the following topics:

  • Animal Subjects
  • Authorship and Publication
  • Collaborative Research
  • Conflicts of Interest and Commitment
  • Data Management
  • Export Controls (added 1/2/2018)
  • Human Subjects
  • Intellectual Property
  • Laboratory Safety
  • Mentoring
  • Misconduct in Scholarly Activity
  • Peer Review

Modules, which take approximately 30 minutes each, may be completed according to the individual’s own timeframe.

web-based RCR instructional modules

Financial support for the development of these instructional modules has been provided by the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through a $25,000 Responsible Conduct of Research Resource Development Program grant. This grant supported approximately 80% of this project's costs.

Graduate Course in Research Ethics

UNH offers a graduate course in responsible conduct of research once each academic year: GRAD 930 Ethics in Research and Scholarship.  The next offering will be in Fall 2018 ~ information about the course will be posted here, once available..

Individual, professional, institutional and social issues related to the ethical conduct of research and scholarship. Uses case studies to demonstrate the application of pertinent regulations, policies, and guidelines. Variable (2-3) cr. (Cr/F)

This course examines questions and issues related to the conduct of research and scholarship. Questions include:

  • Who owns the research data that you just collected?
  • What constitutes plagiarism?
  • What should you consider when involving people in your research?

Participants gain knowledge of professional and ethical standards of behavior in research and scholarship as well as pertinent regulations, policies, and guidelines. Through case study analysis and discussion participants will learn to identify and to analyze ethical issues that may arise in their professional careers in order to develop reasoned and justifiable plans of action. Course stresses both principles and application.

Financial support for the development of this course has been provided by the Council of Graduate Schools and the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through a $15,000 Graduate Education in the Responsible Conduct of Research grant. This grant supported 100% of this project's costs.

View Responsible Conduct of Research & Scholarly Activity Knowledge Base

The Knowledge Base contains forms, instruction and training material, policies, guidance, tools, and other resources to support your research efforts by topic area.

Contact Information

Julie Simpson, Director
Research Integrity Services
Service Building Room 107
51 College Road
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: (603) 862-2003
Email: julie.simpson@unh.edu

Maria Emanuel, Associate Director
UNHInnovation (formerly Research Partnerships & Commercialization)
21 Madbury Road, Suite 101 
(603) 862-4377