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.


  • How to Conduct a Literature Review
    Presenter: Brian Quinn
    October 7, 2015
    Noon – 1pm
    Room 151 TLPDC (University Library)

    Texas Tech University Librarian and Professor, Brian Quinn, will present on the most effective ways to conduct a literature review. He will discuss the process as well as some valuable resources available to students at Texas Tech.

  • Managing Your Data Responsibly
    Presenters: Brian Quinn & Jon Hufford
    October 22, 2015
    Noon – 1pm
    Room 153 TLPDC (University Library)

    Federal funding agencies now require grant applicants to submit a data management plan with their grant proposal describing how researchers will manage their data. In this presentation, attendees will learn about resources that are available to help them write their plan such as the Data Management Planning Tool. Options for where to store data will be discussed, including institutional and domain repositories. Issues such as how researchers can safely make sensitive data available for use to meet funder mandates are addressed. Those who attend the presentation will gain a better understanding of what the new funder mandates are and how to comply with them by utilizing a variety of resources that are known to be reliable and trustworthy so that researchers can manage their data responsibly and ensure the long-term preservation of it.

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