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Responsible Conduct of Research

Link to information about the Responsible Conduct of Research.

  • Integrity of Research Policy: PPM 100-4 provides policy and procedures for adhering to the highest standards of integrity in proposing, conducting, and reporting research.
  • Whistleblowing: The UCSD and University of California hotlines provide an avenue for reporting concerns anonymously.
  • NIH Requirement for Responsible Conduct of Research Training: NIH requires that all trainees and scholars receiving support through any NIH training, career development (individual or institutional), research education, and dissertation research grant must receive instruction in responsible conduct of research. Substantial face-to-face discussions among the participating trainees; a combination of didactic and small-group discussions (e.g. case studies); and participation of research faculty members are highly encouraged. On-line courses are considered a valuable supplement to instruction, but online instruction by itself is inadequate to meet the NIH training requirement.
  • NSF Requirement for Responsible Conduct of Research Training: NSF requires appropriate training (PDF) and oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research to undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers supported by NSF. Learn about training options.
  • Administrative Handbook: UCSD's Administrative Responsibilities Handbook  helps you carry our fiscal and administrative responsibilities in the most effective manner.
  • Principles of Community: The Principles of Community help UCSD to maintain a climate of fairness, cooperation, and professionalism.
  • Research Ethics Program: Find links to resources that foster an environment of integrity in research.
  • Research Integrity: Quality research requires adherence to the highest standards of integrity in proposing, performing, reviewing and reporting research.