The Annual Report on Possible Research Misconduct (ARPRM, Form PHS-6349) was updated on December 31, 2013. The new form now requires institutions that receive PHS funding to include the contact information for the Research Integrity Officer (RIO) and the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Coordinator.
The RIO is the person within the institution who administers the written policies and procedures for addressing allegations of research misconduct that meet the requirements of 42 CFR 93.300. At some institutions, this person may have a title other than "Research Integrity Officer."
The RCR Coordinator is the person who is responsible for assuring that the institution fosters a research environment that promotes the responsible conduct of research and discourages research misconduct (42 CFR 93.300(c)). For this form, the contact person is likely to be the person who is responsible for assuring compliance with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Requirement for Instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research. In some institutions, the person responsible may be the Vice President for Research or the signing official for the ARPRM.
Further assistance with the completing the ARPRM should be addressed to Robin Parker (ORI_Assurance@hhs.gov).
ORI Assurance Program
NIH Requirement for Instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research