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ORI Updates

Jul 20

On May 22, 2017, Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Leslie Rogall granted summary judgment to ORI, upholding ORI’s findings of research misconduct and HHS’s proposed administrative actions against Respondent Frank Sauer, Ph.D.

Jul 17

ORI and the University of California - San Diego are co-sponsoring a training workshop for RCR instructors on September 12-13, 2017.  Contact Tracey Randolph (Tracey.Randolph@hhs.gov) if you are interested in this opportunity to attend.

Jul 14

ORI found that Respondent engaged in research misconduct by knowingly and intentionally: (1) fabricating the results of the T-maze behavioral experiment for control mice, (2) falsifying the laboratory and vivarium entry logs in an effort to cover up his actions, and (3) reporting the fabricated and falsified data to his laboratory supervisors.

Jun 29

ORI found that Dr. Frank Sauer committed research misconduct in research supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health.

Jun 21

ORI funded the Professionalism and Integrity in Research Program (PI Program), the only remediation program for researchers who violate expectations for the responsible conduct of research.