Responsible Conduct of ResearchThe responsible conduct of research (RCR) encompasses all aspects of research with the goal of fostering integrity and deterring misconduct in research. It includes such areas as Data Acquisition, Management, Sharing and Ownership, Conflict of Interest and Commitment, Human Subjects, Animal Welfare, Research Misconduct, Publication Practices and Responsible Authorship, Mentor/Trainee Responsibilities, Peer Review and Collaborative Science.
National Institutes of HealthNIH requires that all trainees, fellows, participants, and scholars receiving support through any NIH training, career development award (individual or institutional), research education grant, and dissertation research grant must receive instruction in responsible conduct of research. This policy will take effect with all new and renewal applications submitted on or after January 25, 2010, and for all continuation (Type 5) applications with deadlines on or after January 1, 2011. This Notice applies to the following programs: D43, D71, F05, F30, F31, F32, F33, F34, F37, F38, K01, K02, K05, K07, K08, K12, K18, K22, K23, K24, K25, K26, K30, K99/R00, KL1, KL2, R25, R36, T15, T32, T34, T35, T36, T37, T90/R90, TL1, TU2, and U2R. This policy also applies to any other NIH-funded programs supporting research training, career development, or research education that require instruction in responsible conduct of research as stated in the relevant funding opportunity announcements.
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National Science FoundationCertification Regarding Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR): The AOR is required to complete a certification that the institution has a plan to provide appropriate training and oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research to undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers who will be supported by NSF to conduct research.
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For research in biomedical and behavioral research funded by the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS), including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was created to promote integrity in research. UTSA is required to report to ORI on any institutional investigations of research misconduct on PHS-funded research. ORIC works to promote the responsible conduct of research (RCR) in all research at the University, regardless of funding, by providing resources for campus researchers to learn about RCR in order to encourage growth of a campus-wide culture of responsible conduct.
Meet our Director
Michelle (Mickey) Stevenson, Ph.D.
Director, Ethical Conduct of Research, Intellectual Property, and Sponsored Programs
Phone: (210) 458-4531
Location: MS 4.01.08
Areas of Responsibility:
Conflict of Interest
Responsible Conduct of Research
Misconduct in Science
Data Ownership and Retention
Dr. Stevenson is responsible for the overall management, coordination of activities and leadership in ethics in research, intellectual property and sponsored programs. More specifically, she manages the University Committee on Conflict of Interest in Research and Intellectual Property (CCOI); the University Committee for Responsible Conduct of Research (CRCR); Misconduct in Science and Scholarship procedures, including sequestration; False Claims Act; Research and Other Sponsored Projects Data Ownership and Retention policies and procedures; and additional ethics related committees and policies.
Dr. Stevenson earned her Ph.D. and M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her B.A. in Psychology from North Carolina State University. She joined UTSA in August 2010 after having worked at the University of Texas System Office of Research and Technology Transfer. Prior to moving to Texas, Dr. Stevenson was an assistant professor of adult development and aging at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
the ORIC office at (210) 458-4601