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Additional Online RCR Resources

Responsible Research topic section of the National Academy of Engineering, Online Ethics Center

Cases, discussions, guidelines, and regulations bearing on the responsible conduct of research, including both issues of research integrity and issues of the treatment of the research subject. Research conditions described in the cases, scenarios, and dramatic readings range over a variety of disciplines, from engineering and computer science, the physical and life sciences to medicine.

Council of Graduate Schools, Project for Scholarly Integrity

The Project for Scholarly Integrity, an initiative of the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), seeks to advance the scope and quality of graduate education in the ethical and responsible conduct of research. Supported by the Office of Research Integrity, CGS has made awards to seven institutions participating in five projects, each of which develops and assesses educational models that promote responsible scholarly conduct. The site serves as a tool for sharing ideas developed in these projects and as a clearinghouse of resources relevant to graduate deans and other university administrators, faculty, researchers, and graduate students. The resources on the site address curricular needs across a wide range of topics typically covered in responsible conduct of research education and training.

The National Academies Press

“On Being a Scientist: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research (3rd ed.)”. This book is available as a free download.

Office of Research Integrity (ORI)

Publication “Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research”.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

The National Science Foundation, Responsible Conduct of Research section provides resources on NSF’s implementation of the America COMPETES Act. The Ethics CORE Digital Library is a collaborative online resource environment funded by the NSF with a mission to bring together information on best practices in research ethics instruction and responding to ethical problems that arise in research and professional life. See also NSF Frequently Asked Questions.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Extramural Research (OER). The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Training website includes informational materials related to all aspects of RCR education, as well as links to the Office of Research Integrity.