We all have a vested interest in maintaining the integrity of biomedical research. It is critically important to do so, after all, so the public can trust the resulting scientific findings. These posts from 2020, 2019, and 2018 highlight a few ways NIH works toward this goal of an environment promoting integrity and discouraging misconduct (check out this NIH All About Grants podcast for more on this).
Now it’s your turn to share some ideas. Our colleagues with the HHS Office of Research Integrity (ORI) recently published a Request for Information seeking your input. The feedback they receive will be invaluable for conducting future outreach and developing educational resources for the research community. In particular, feedback is sought on:
- Using Training and Education to Foster Research Integrity
- Administering research integrity and Responsible Conduct of Research programs
- Training Sessions on research integrity and Responsible Conduct of Research.
Maybe your institution has practices that foster such a climate? Perhaps you have seen challenges administering the programs faced head-on, which made a noticeable difference? Or even participated in interactive, thought-provoking training efforts and feel the structure and topics may be applicable for others to meet their teaching needs? Figured out metrics to measure their effectiveness?
ORI wants to know! Comments are welcomed to OASH-ORI-Public-Comments@hhs.gov by December 18, 2020. Be sure to include “RCR RFI” in the email subject line.