Research Integrity and Assurance

Responsible Conduct

Responsible conduct of research

 

Responsible conduct of research (RCR) is a widely accepted set of ethical and professional standards for conducting research. Arizona State University (ASU) is committed to maintaining the integrity fundamental to research activities through the responsible and ethical conduct of its faculty, staff and students. ASU promotes excellence in research and supports scholars from all fields. We are committed to the highest quality education for all students and scholars, and RCR instruction is essential to producing the best scientists and researchers for the future. To further this commitment, ASU has implemented an institutional plan for RCR training so that all ASU students and postdoctoral researchers supported by sponsored projects benefit from RCR training.

Topic areas within the RCR program 

 

To uphold ASU's commitment to upholding the highest standards of ethics in the pursuit of knowledge, research should be:

Consistent

Verifiable

Respectful

Transparent

Honest

Objective

Shared

Responsible

 

In adhering to these principles, ASU strives to build public support for research and to perform research that will have impact on the communities served and the world at large. Programs and policies such as the Responsible Conduct of Research Program, Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, and Combating Trafficking in Persons serve to maintain the highest ethical standards in research.

 

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