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Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation

Integrity and ethics

VCU promotes research integrity and high ethical standards through adherence to the responsible conduct of research by the research community

Questions about any aspect of research integrity are encouraged. Contact the Research Integrity and Ethics at orie@vcu.edu.

Responsible conduct of research
Conflicts of interest in research
Research ethics consultation
Research misconduct

Research integrity notices

Research integrity at VCU: A message from President Rao and VP Rao - 8/21/2019


DHHS Office of Research Integrity has developed a series of infographics addressing the Responsible Conduct of Research and the handling of research misconduct. Some examples are below:

5 ways supervisors can promote research integrity

Be available and approachable
Review raw data
Communicate expectations
Provide training and guidance
Know your Research Integrity Officer (RIO)

You suspect research misconduct. Now what?

What drives people to commit research misconduct?


International Committee of Medical Journal Editors recommendations updated

The Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (updated December 2017) were developed by the ICMJE “to review best practice and ethical standards in the conduct and reporting of research…, and to help authors, editors, and others involved in peer review and biomedical publishing create and distribute accurate, clear, reproducible, unbiased medical journal articles.” The updated recommendations may be found at www.icmje.org. The News & Editorials tab provides additional resources.


Statement on article publication resulting from NIH-funded research

The NIH released this statement on Nov. 3, 2017, to announce that “to protect the credibility of published research, authors are encouraged to publish papers arising from NIH-funded research in reputable journals.”

Additional information about this statement from the NIH Office of Extramural Research, as well as related links, can be found at Retraction Watch.

Contact us

Alexandria Ashe, CCRP
Assistant director
browna2@vcu.edu
(804) 827-0344

Monika Markowitz, Ph.D.
Director
Research Integrity and Ethics
msmarkow@vcu.edu
(804) 827-2157

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