August 1, 2014

Resources

Rowe LaboratoryThe Office of Research Integrity  (ORI) oversees and directs the research integrity activities of the Public Health Services (which includes the National Institutes of Health) on behalf of the United States government.  Their website includes a written introduction to the responsible conduct of research, several links to other RCR programs, and a popular interactive video on research misconduct called “The Lab.”

The National Academy of Sciences  (NAS) has published an on-line version of “On Being a Scientist: Responsible Conduct in Research.”  This informative 29-page booklet examines both the epistemological and social dimensions of scientific research and includes an appendix of several case studies.  It provides an excellent foundation for those scientists early in their careers and serves as a useful training tool for those more advanced scientists who are mentoring a new generation of researchers.

The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) is a partnership between the University of Miami and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, which provides web-based training programs in a variety of research compliance topics to over a thousand institutions.  MBL uses this service to train scientists in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).