Academic journal article Environmental Health Perspectives

Research on Research Integrity. (Fellowships, Grants & Awards)

Academic journal article Environmental Health Perspectives

Research on Research Integrity. (Fellowships, Grants & Awards)

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The Office of Research Integrity, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and the National Institute of Nursing Research invite applications to support research on research integrity. Research integrity is a vital component of both the reliability of the research record and the trust that underlies public support for research. Therefore, the responsible expenditure of public funds for research must include attention to research integrity. The purpose of the proposed grant program is to foster empirical research on the institutions, processes, and values that affect integrity in research. The sponsoring agencies are particularly interested in studies that will inform policy making at the Department of Health and Human Services, the NIH, and research institutions, with the goal of fostering appropriate attention to integrity in publicly funded research programs.

This request for applications seeks to address the need for more and better information on the factors that encourage and/or discourage integrity in publicly funded research. For our purposes, research is defined broadly to include societal, institutional, and individual aspects of the enterprise. Integrity is understood as adherence to rules, regulations, guidelines, and commonly accepted professional codes or norms. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that will provide generalizable empirical knowledge about the ways in which researchers and research institutions meet or fail to meet their professional responsibilities in the conduct, evaluation, and reporting of research. …

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