Office of Research Integrity and Outreach

Responsible Conduct of Research

USM places a priority on ensuring the responsible and ethical conduct of research. To achieve this goal, USM has implemented a program that:

  • Promotes an institutional culture of integrity in research;
  • Raises faculty, staff, and students' awareness about the responsible and ethical conduct of research;
  • Provides resources to assist faculty, staff, and students desiring to make responsible and ethical decisions about research;
  • Achieves compliance with National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institute of Health (NIH) training and oversight requirements in the responsible and ethical conduct of research.

Research Misconduct Policies and Standard Operating Procedures

Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) bi-annual in-person training

Friday, November 6th, 7 Chamberlain Ave, Portland Campus  REGISTER

USM conducts a mandatory Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) in-person training twice a year. National Institute of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF) grantpersonnel must attend one of these training sessions every four years.

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