The Responsible Conduct of Research: Research Misconduct Prevention & Investigation Daniel R. Vasgird, PhD, CIP Office of Research Responsibility University of Nebraska, Lincoln [email protected] www.unl.edu/research/orr/. 1. The Fundamental Proposition.
Rules are just a small part of the picture. The alpha and the omega has to be integrity from which all else will follow, including compliance.
Stated that the disinterested pursuit of truth is the norm of science, expressed as:
NY Times, 10/1/02:
UNL ORR Mission others.”Foster a culture of integrity and compliance within the University directed at ensuring that participants in the University of Nebraska, Lincoln research enterprise internalize and pursue the goal of self-directed responsible conduct of research.
‘‘Defining roles and responsibilities and assigning oversight responsibility’’
To maintain (public) confidence and trust in this (the scientific) enterprise, researchers must protect the empirical objectivity of research, the unbiased reporting of results and the open sharing of that information for the good of society.