About the Research Integrity Office
The Research Integrity Office is responsible for assessing allegations to determine whether they fall within the definition of research misconduct and whether the allegation is sufficiently credible and specific to warrant an investigation. The research integrity officer (RIO) also oversees inquiries and investigations, including appointing expert members to inquiry and investigation committees.
Policies and Procedures
- Policy 13020: Misconduct in Research
- Appendix A: Detailed Procedures for Responding to Allegations of Misconduct in Research
- Misconduct Procedures Flow Chart
The following Powerpoint presentation outlines types of infractions, federal regulations, and what agencies are doing to enforce them. It also provides instructive case histories. The PowerPoint presentation (1 MB) is available here.
"The Lab: Avoiding Research Misconduct" is now available for viewing on the web site of the Office of Research Integrity, US Department of Health and Human Services. To participate in this interactive experience, go to: http://ori.hhs.gov/TheLab