[Office-of-research] Ethical and Responsible Conduct of Research

Charles Greer charles.greer at ucr.edu
Wed Jan 6 08:50:23 PST 2010

Ethical and Responsible Conduct of Research

Ethical and responsible conduct of research is critical for excellence, as
well as public trust, in science and engineering. Consequently, education in
the responsible and ethical conduct of research is considered essential in
the preparation of future scientists and engineers. The recently enacted
America COMPETES Act of 2007
ons.pdf>  (Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in
Technology, Education, and Science) focuses public attention on the
importance of the national research community's enduring commitment and
broader efforts to provide Ethical and Responsible Conduct of Research
training as an integral part of the preparation and long term professional
development of current and future generations of scientists and engineers. 


The Act contains a number of new requirements for all those funded by the
NSF, including requirements regarding mentoring in the ethical and
responsible conduct of research.  This Act contains two sections that all
NSF applicants should review: Section 7008 regarding mentoring activities
for Postdoctoral Fellows, and Section 7009 regarding training and oversight
in the responsible and ethical conduct of research for undergraduates,
graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers who will be supported by NSF
to conduct research.  In addition, on Nov 24th, 2009, NIH updated its policy
for instruction of trainees in the responsible conduct of research that
places a number of new requirements on both trainees and their research

Please visit the UCR Office of Research's "Ethical and Responsible
<http://or.ucr.edu/RI/ResponsibleConduct.aspx>  Conduct of Research" web
pages for more information regarding UCR's plan for complying with these new
policies.  Please direct any questions to the UCR Director of Research
Integrity William Schmechel at william.schmechel at ucr.edu.  




Charles E. Greer, Jr.

Assistant Vice-Chancellor for Research


Office of Research

University of California, Riverside

Riverside, CA 92521-0217

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E:  <mailto:charles.greer at ucr.edu> charles.greer at ucr.edu


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