Responsible Conduct of Research
Each member of the university community has a responsibility to create and foster an environment promoting intellectual honesty and the highest standards of academic integrity. This includes attributing appropriate credit for work that is not your own, communicating responsibilities clearly to collaborators, practicing accurate and unbiased data collection, and being a good role model to other members of the research team.
Research misconduct constitutes unacceptable personal conduct with respect to scholarship and research. Disdain for misconduct in any aspect of research or scholarly endeavor must be upheld, as misconduct in any form is destructive of the standards the university attempts to instill in its students, the public perception of academia and academic disciplines, and the financial support of the government and other sponsors for scholarship and research.
Policies and UNC Charlotte Information
- University Policy #308 - Research Relations with Private Enterprise and Publication of Research Findings
- University Policy #309 - Responding to Allegations of Misconduct in Research and Scholarship
- Research Integrity Officer
- Procedures for Responding to Allegations of Research Misconduct
Research Ethics Links
- Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research - Publication from DHHS's Office of Research Integrity
- NIH on RCR Training - Information from NIH on Responsible Conduct of Research, including Resources
- NSF on RCR Training - Information from NSF on Responsible Conduct of Research, including FAQs
- Office of Research Integrity - Resources from ORI on Research Misconduct
- ORI Guide to Ethical Writing - Education module from ORI
- On Being a Scientist - Available as free PDF from the National Academy Press