Research integrity includes:
- the use of honest and verifiable methods in proposing, performing, and evaluating research
- reporting research results with particular attention to adherence to rules, regulations, guidelines, and
- following commonly accepted professional codes or norms.
*STENECK, N. H. 2007. ORI - Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research , Washington D.C. , U.S. Government Printing Office, p.3
NIH expects everyone involved in research, including investigators, trainees, administrators and NIH staff, will promote research integrity in fulfillment of NIH's research mission.
Each NIH-funded institution is required to comply with Public Health Service Policies on Research Misconduct and to have a system in place for handling allegations of research misconduct.
NIH grants policy requires every NIH-supported trainee to receive instruction in the responsible conduct of research. All NIH research training programs are required to consider including instruction in the following areas: conflict of interest, responsible authorship, policies for handling misconduct, data management, data sharing, and policies regarding the use of human and animal subjects.
- NIH Grants Policy Statement, Section 220.127.116.11 Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research (NRSA Individual Fellowships)
- NIH Grants Policy Statement, Section 18.104.22.168 Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research (NRSA Institutional Training)
- NIH Grants Policy Statement, Section 22.214.171.124 Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research (Research Career Development Awards)