Feedback Wanted: Survey on Responsible Conduct of Research

The responsible conduct of research is critical for excellence in all scholarly research pursuits. Furthermore, responsible conduct is vital in securing the public trust in the integrity of our research enterprise.

In support of UGA’s commitment to research integrity, the Office of the Vice President for Research and The Graduate School are surveying the UGA research community to gauge the campus climate regarding the responsible conduct of research (RCR). They would very much like your input on this important topic. Members of UGA’s research community (faculty, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students, and staff) are asked to share their thoughts and opinions on this important issue by participating in a Responsible Conduct of Research Survey. This short survey is voluntary and completely confidential. Any feedback you provide is greatly appreciated.

This survey will support ongoing efforts to enhance UGA’s RCR culture. In addition, OVPR and The Graduate School are hosting a two-day symposium and workshop, November 10-11, with Frank Macrina, VP for Research and Innovation at Virginia Commonwealth University. A well-known RCR expert who has taught scientific integrity to graduate and postgraduate trainees at VCU for more than 25 years, he also is the author of the respected textbook Scientific Integrity, published by the American Society for Microbiology. More details on his visit will be advertised soon.

For additional information on topics or guidance related to RCR, please contact UGA’s Research Integrity Officer, Dr. Chris King at cking@uga.edu