Research Integrity

Research Integrity provides training, process and policy support for issues related to conduct, conflicts and ethics.


Research Integrity in the OVPR encompasses both training programs (e.g. Responsible Conduct of Research training and other research ethics training) and policies/processes to addresses allegations of possible research misconduct. We also provide support to address a variety of issues that can arise when conducting research, including resolving conflicts resulting from collaborative research (e.g. authorship), financial issues associated with research funding (e.g. conflict of interest), and issues associated with research data management (e.g. sharing, archiving, disposal).


Kirby L. Johnson, PHD is the director of Research Integrity for the OVPR.

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