Responsible Conduct of Research

Texas Tech University Responsible Conduct of Research

The TTU Office of Research Integrity works to promote safe, responsible, and productive research practices. The associated Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training supplements research training provided by exceptional Texas Tech faculty to raise trainee awareness of professional standards of research ethics, integrity, and safety, and of challenges they may face throughout their careers. The Office of Research Integrity provides RCR education and guidance on effective research practices such as data management, personnel management, time management, safety in research, intellectual property, management of conflict of interest, ethical use of humans in research, ethical use of animals in research, social responsibility for research, effective collaboration, and research misconduct.


  • Data Management: The Proposal and the Process
    December 2, 2014
    Library Room 153

    In the process of writing an application for a grant in recent years researchers may have needed to include a data management plan (DMP) as part of their grant proposal. Some funding agencies even require such plans as obligatory for funding, the NSF and the NIH being the most prominent. While many individuals will include this document because it is part of their requirements, a strong data management plan is an important part of the academic process. In this discussion I will go over the important elements of a data management plan and discuss resources and tools that are available to help create a great DMP proposal. This talk will benefit faculty new to creating a DMP, experienced faculty wishing to improve the quality of their DMP, grant support staff and anyone interested in preparing a project so that it has the most effective impact in their area of study.

  • OVPR Discussion Series: Research Publication Practices & Responsible Authorship
    December 4, 2014
    12 - 1 p.m.
    Experimental Sciences Building, Room 120
    Presenters: Alice Young, Aliza Wong, Roman Taraban

    Being aware of proper publication processes is important to the reputation of scholars engaged in research. Recently, questions have arisen regarding paying for works published, credibility of open access publishers, and the effects of government bounty for publication in specific journals. Join us for the OVPR Discussion Series on Research Publication Practices & Responsible Authorship to learn more about proper practices, and tips and tricks to make sure both you and your research are protected. The format will consist of presentations by several speakers followed by an open discussion time.