Responsible Conduct of Research

Research is foundational to improving and evolving our society and to creation of new knowledge. Faculty (and others responsible for supervising research by students or peers) are expected to ensure the professional and ethical conduct of research, and have a special obligation to promote and maintain an environment that encourages absolute intellectual honesty and integrity. This environment should promote open communication among researchers; an emphasis on quality rather than quantity of research; appropriate supervision of personnel; maintenance of accurate records related to research data, procedures and results; and equitable assignment of credit and responsibility for research and publications.