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Responsible Conduct of Research

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The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) promotes integrity in biomedical and behavioral research supported by the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) at about 4,000 institutions worldwide. ORI monitors institutional investigations of research misconduct and facilitates the responsible conduct of research (RCR) through educational, preventive, and regulatory activities.

Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) Project for Scholarly Integrity seeks to advance the scope and quality of graduate education in the ethical and responsible conduct of research.

The National Science Foundation’s implementation of Section 7009 the 2007 America COMPETES Act outlines how the responsible and ethical conduct of research (RCR) is critical for excellence, as well as public trust, in science and engineering.  Consequently, RCR education is considered essential in the preparation of future scientists and engineers.

On Becoming a Scientist presents discussions of the social and historical context of science, the allocation of credit for discovery, the scientist's role in society, the issues revolving around publication, and many other relevant RCR related topics.

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