ORI Operations Status during Public Health Emergency (COVID-19)
Guidance on the sequestration of evidence for institutions handling allegations of research misconduct during closures due to COVID-19.
The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services acknowledges that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing disruption to the businesses and research institutions that receive funding from the Public Health Services (PHS). During this period, ORI continues to perform mission critical functions and operations with ORI staff working with maximum telework flexibilities. ORI is doing everything possible to accommodate the needs of the research community.
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ORI found that Dr. Ozgur Tataroglu, former postdoctoral fellow, Department of Neurobiology, UMMS, engaged in research misconduct in research supported by U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) funds, specifically National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH).
ORI found that Alexander Neumeister, M.D. (Respondent) engaged in research misconduct in psychiatric clinical research supported by National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institutes of Health (NIH).
ORI will soon be posting new job opportunities for Scientist-Investigators in the Division of Investigative Oversight. The job announcement is expected to be posted on USAJOBS.gov on December 2nd and listed for 5 days only!
ORI found that Dr. Sudhakar Yakkanti (Respondent), former staff scientist and Director of the Cell Signaling, Retinal & Tumor Angiogenesis Laboratory, BTNRH, engaged in research misconduct in research supported by PHS funds, specifically, NCI, NIH, NEI, NIH, and NIDDK, NIH.