ORI Operations Status during Public Health Emergency (COVID-19)
ORI released three funding opportunities for the FY2020 grant programs. Applications are due on August 4, 2020. Webinars will provide technical assistance to potential applicants.
ORI found that Mr. Logan Fulford, former graduate research assistant, CCHMC, and former graduate student, University of Cincinnati (UC), engaged in research misconduct in research supported by National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), NIH.
ORI found that Dr. Shin-Hee Kim, former Assistant Professor of Veterinary Medicine, UMD, engaged in research misconduct in research supported by U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) funds, specifically National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH).
To better support institutions in carrying out their responsibility for maintenance and custody of research records and evidence, ORI intends to publish guidelines that will inform interested parties of good practices for sequestering evidence during a research misconduct proceeding.
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.
During this time of emergency, people should obtain information from the most reliable sources. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention provides current information on what you can do to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus