Research Ethics

Ethical Conduct of Research All members of the University community engaged in research are expected to conduct their research with integrity and intellectual honesty at all times and with appropriate regard for human and animal subjects. To protect the rights of human subjects, all research involving human subjects is to be reviewed by institutional review boards. Similarly, to protect the welfare of animal subjects, all research involving animal subjects is to be reviewed by institutional animal care and use committees. The University prohibits research misconduct. Members of the University community engaged in research are not to: fabricate data or results; change or knowingly omit data or results to misrepresent results in the research record; or intentionally misappropriate the ideas, writings, research, or findings of others. All those engaged in research are expected to pursue the advancement of knowledge while meeting the highest standards of honesty, accuracy, and objectivity. They are also expected to demonstrate accountability for sponsors’ funds and to comply with specific terms and conditions of contracts and grants. (Regents Policy 1111, Section 7) (link)

  • Research Misconduct

    Allegations of research misconduct are managed through the Office of Research Integrity (ORI). Please see the links below for information on ORI and the policies and procedures relating to research misconduct:

  • Authorship Disputes

    Disputes over authorship are best resolved at the local level by the researchers themselves or in consultation with the PI, chair or head of department(s), or dean, as appropriate. Guidance might also be provided by relevant academic organizations and/or grant/fellowship agencies and institutions. Should the disputes remain unresolved, stakeholders are encouraged to reach out to the Office of the Ombuds to explore an alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation.