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Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

“In general terms, responsible conduct in research is simply good citizenship applied to professional life.

  • Researchers who report their work honestly, accurately, efficiently, and objectively are on the right road when it comes to responsible conduct.
  • Anyone who is dishonest, knowingly reports inaccurate results, wastes funds, or allows personal bias to influence scientific findings is not.”

The University of Houston is committed to supporting responsible and ethical conduct of research and scholarship among its faculty, staff and students. Responsible conduct of research should foster a climate of intellectual honesty and a commitment to ethical responsibilities by academia. All members of the University community share responsibility for developing and maintaining standards to assure ethical conduct of research and detection of abuse of these standards.

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RCR Policy