ORI Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research

Nicholas H. Steneck, PhD Illustrations by David Zinn

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Frontis material

Part I. Shared Values

Chapter 1. Rules of the Road

Chapter 2. Research Misconduct

Part II. Planning Research

Chapter 3. The Protection of Human Subjects

Chapter 4. The Welfare of Laboratory Animals

Chapter 5. Conflicts of Interest

Part III. Conducting Research

Chapter 6. Data Management Practices

Chapter 7. Mentor and Trainee Responsibilities

Chapter 8. Collaborative Research

Part IV. Reporting and Reviewing Research

Chapter 9. Authorship and Publication

Chapter 10. Peer Review

Part V. Safe Driving and Responsible Research


The ORI Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research is not an official policy statement or guideline and should not be viewed as such. While every effort has been made to present an accurate description of Federal rules and the practices accepted by the research community for the responsible conduct of research, any statement in this ORI Introduction to RCR that is inconsistent with Federal law or regulation or official policy or guidance is superseded thereby. This document is also not intended to create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law by a party against the United States, its agencies, officers, or employees or any PHS-funded research institution or its officers, employees, or research staff.

Copyright and Acknowledgment Notice

ORI requests that any re-use or re-publication of any of the materials contained within the ORI Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research acknowledge the source. Copyright for the illustrations appearing herein is held by the artist, David Zinn. Limited personal and educational use of these illustrations is permitted with appropriate attribution to the artist. Inquiries regarding other uses of the illustrations should be addressed to the artist at dszinn@umich.edu. Other questions about re-use and re-publication should be addressed to askori@hhs.gov.

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