About Research Integrity
The Research Integrity Certificate provides a foundation for identifying, understanding and addressing the complex ethical dimensions of conducting research. Those completing the certificate program will have obtained a basic understanding of topics associated with research integrity - including cultural aspects, goals for facilitating research integrity, and strategies for creating an institutional culture that values ethical and responsible practices in research. Topics addressed may include:
- data ownership and management,
- social responsibility,
- animal welfare and human subjects protection,
- peer review,
- research misconduct,
- international research, and
- conflict of interest and commitment.
The certificate provides educational enrichment for those with interests and shared responsibilities associated with ethical dimensions in the conduct of research including research administrators, senior management, executives, and members of compliance review boards (e.g., IRB, IACUC, ESCRO). The certificate program is also recommended for investigators with an interest in addressing NIH and NSF training requirements specific to research ethics education. Participants complete requirements within three years.
Participants completing the certificate program will be able to:
- Describe broadly the dimensions of research ethics including core areas generally associated with responsible conduct of research.
- Articulate the relationship between ethical research principles, practices and compliance in ensuring integrity in research.
- List tools, resources and approaches that are available to help promote research integrity within the research institution.