North Dakota University System
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SUBJECT: 400s: Academic Affairs EFFECTIVE: June 27, 2017
Section: 410.0 Responsible Conduct of Research

  1. Responsible Conduct of Research is defined as the practice of scientific investigation with integrity. Research is to be conducted in a manner that accurately reflects the research record and avoids research misconduct such as fabrication of data, falsification of data and plagiarism.

  2. This policy is intended to set forth expectations for implementing appropriate training and oversight in the responsible conduct of research in compliance with Federal RCR requirements.

  3. Institutions receiving any external funding or support for research shall adopt a policy that requires RCR training for all undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers participating in sponsored research activities.

  4. "Support" includes nonmonetary provision or access to equipment, supplies or lab space by paid or unpaid research participants.

New Policy. SBHE, June 27, 2017.

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