Responsible conduct of research

research ethics on a boardVCU is committed to fostering an environment of uncompromising integrity and ethical conduct. The responsible conduct of research at VCU is built upon the instructional components of the NIH. Relevant policies, resources, and contacts can be found at the links below.

This website draws from 1) federal and state laws that govern responsible conduct such as those that relate to the protection of research subjects or the use of hazardous materials, 2) regulations or policies, typically published by funding agencies, that apply to such areas as data sharing and objectivity in research, and 3) guidance documents, policies, and position papers that are produced and promoted by professional societies, organizations, and publishers of scholarly journals that can be used to inform researchers of established or emerging best practices.