Responsible Conduct of Research

RCR Resources on the Web

Online Publications

Introduction to Responsible Conduct in Research  |  Office of Research Integrity — Nicholas Steneck, PhD
This booklet introduces the reader to the nine RCR core instructional areas in four sections that follows research from inception to planning, conducting, reporting, and reviewing research. The publication features case studies, text-box inserts, discussion questions, and electronic and printed resources.

Making the ​Right Moves​  |  Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Beginning scientists face a variety of challenges in launching their careers. The publications and links on this Web site can help new investigators “make the right moves” and assist those who take on the important task of providing early-career researchers with scientific management training.

On Being a Sci​entist, Third Edition  |  National Academy of Sciences
On Being a Scientist describes the ethical foundations of scientific practices and some of the personal and professional issues that researchers encounter in their work. It has been written to be used as a resource to all researchers – whether in academic, industrial, or governmental settings – and to all scientific disciplines.


Bioethics Resources on the Web | National Institutes of Health (NIH)
This website contains a broad collage of resources that provide background information and various positions on issues in bioethics.

General RCR Training Resources | Office of Research Integrity (ORI)
The RCR Educational Resources webpage contains a variety of  materials that may be useful in RCR education programs.

Guide to Research for Undergraduates | Northeastern University
The purpose of this website is to provide undergraduates interested in and/or currently participating in undergraduate research experiences in science, technology, engineering, an/or mathematics with ready information and links to reliable electronic resources on all aspects of the undergraduate research experience.

Project for Scholarly Integrity  |  Council of Graduate Schools
Resources compiled to aid in the development of ethics education and training in the Responsible Conduct of Research. Resources are sortable by type and by topic.

Scientific Integrity Bibliography​ | Center for Public Engagement with Science &Technology, American Association for the Advancement of Science Collaboration with the National Academy of Sciences to promote informed discussions as well as resources on the standards for ethical conduct in all fields of study.