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Research Misconduct Training Module


In-person Training Slides

Please use the teaching slides as an aid to facilitate in-person training of this module.

Click here to download the PowerPoint file.

Supplementary Training Documents

The following materials are part of the module above, but can be downloaded and modified based on the needs of your area. Please feel free to make any changes and use the materials as needed.

Research Misconduct - Case Examples

Research Misconduct - Role Play

External Resources - Research Misconduct

Office of Research Integrity: Case Studies: Dr. Thompson's Lab
Office of Research Integrity Infographics ORI has developed a series of infographics addressing the RCR and handling of research misconduct.  These include:  "Everyone Plays a Role in Research Integrity", "5 Ways Supervisors Can Promote Research Integrity", "The Research Community Safeguards Scientific Integrity",  " Possible Red Flags of Research Misconduct", "Tips for Presenting Scientific Images with Integrity", "Research Trainees:  What You Should Know about Research Misconduct", "Write Ethically from Start to Finish", and "You Suspect Research Misconduct. Now What?"

Office of Research Integrity: The Research Clinic
Office of Research Integrity:  Research Misconduct; Understanding Plagiarism; and Guidelines for Avoiding Plagiarism, Self-Plagiarism, and Other Questionable Writing Practices:  A Guide to Ethical Writing 
Office of Research Integrity: The Lab
New York Times: Misconduct Widespread in Retracted Science Papers, Study Finds
Science Codex: Men More Likely to Commit Research Misconduct than Female Counterparts 
Plagiarism Editorial: Goodman and Mallet
New York Times: An Unwelcome Discovery
New York Times: Crack Down on Scientific Fraudsters
Washington Post: Famed Japanese Stem-Cell Scientist Dies in Apparent Suicide Amid Retraction Scandal 

External Resources - General Ethics Training 

On Being a Scientist: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research, The National Academies of Science Engineering Medicine

Ethics Core (University of Illinois online ethics resource)

Assessing the Need for a Research Ethics Remediation Program by James M. DuBois , D.Sc., Ph.D., Emily E. Anderson , Ph.D., and John Chibnall , Ph.D.