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
- "The Lab: Avoiding Research Misconduct" is now available for viewing on the web site of the Office of Research Integrity, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. To participate in this interactive experience, go to http://ori.hhs.gov/TheLab
- This PowerPoint presentation outlines types of infractions, federal regulations, and what agencies are doing to enforce them. The PowerPoint presentation is available here.