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Evaluate the Effectiveness of Institutional Efforts to Educate Their Staffs on Their Policies for Dealing with Research Misconduct

This study, conducted by the Research Triangle Institute International, is to evaluate how effectively institutions have informed their faculty about the PHS Policies on Research Misconduct (42 C.F.R. 93).  The study will collect data on how much faculty know about what constitutes research misconduct, developing and reporting an allegation, and the rights and responsibilities of respondents and whistleblowers.  In addition the study will ask faculty to evaluate the effectiveness of institutions in handling research misconduct allegations and in protecting whistleblowers.  The study is expected to be completed in 2008.