Welcome to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute Responsible Conduct of Research Site!
This site provides a wide range of educational resources on scientific integrity for The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) research community - useful and applicable whether you are new to research or have many years of experience. As a central component of the CHOP Research Institute's Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) program the site is designed to:
- Convey and clarify role-specific RCR training requirements
- Facilitate access to RCR educational materials and resources
- Serve as a faculty resource for delivering RCR instruction
- Increase understanding of RCR-related federal regulations and CHOP policies
- Introduce institutional experts to answer questions and offer guidance
September 2015 Feature: Research Misconduct
How does research misconduct impact the scientific community and society? Learn how research misconduct is defined, contributing factors, and steps that can be taken to prevent it. The resources below examine the impact of research misconduct and highlight national efforts to increase the transparency and accountability in science.
- The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) promotes integrity in biomedical and behavioral research supported by the Public Health Service and monitors institutional investigations of research misconduct. View the most recent ORI Annual Report.
- National Institutes of Health (NIH) Rigor and Reproducibility Web Site provides information about NIH efforts to enhance rigor and reproducibility in scientific research.
- Promoting an Open Research Culture by Nosek et al, in Science, June 2015, discusses the Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines designed to improve research reproducibility and publishing practices.
- Center for Open Science is a nonprofit organization that is focused on increasing the openness, integrity and reproducibility of scientific research.
- The Research Clinic – Avoiding Research Misconduct is an interactive simulation where you can make decisions about how to better protect research subjects and avoid research misconduct. Topics include subject enrollment, informed consent, data integrity, study protocols, and IRB review and approval.
- The Lab – Avoiding Research Misconduct is an interactive simulation where you can make decisions about maintaining integrity in research. Topics include avoiding research misconduct, mentorship responsibilities, handling of data, responsible authorship and questionable research practices.
- Financial Costs and Personal Consequences of Research Misconduct Resulting in Retracted Publications by Stern et al, in eLife, 2014, provides an analysis of the effects of research misconduct.
- The Roots of Research Misconduct by W. Neaves in Nature, August 2012, discusses the role of mentors in preventing misconduct among trainees.
Explore the Research Misconduct Topic on this site.