Research Integrity at VCU - a message from President Rao and VP Rao


The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) has developed a series of infographics addressing the Responsible Conduct of Research and the handling of research misconduct.  Some examples are below:

5 Ways Supervisors Can Promote Research Integrity

  • Be Available and Approachable
  • Review Raw Data
  • Communicate Expectations
  • Provide Training and Guidance
  • Know Your Research Integrity Officer (RIO)

You Suspect Research Misconduct. Now What?

What Drives People to Commit Research Misconduct?

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICJME) Recommendations Updated

The Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (updated December 2017) were developed by the ICMJE “to review best practice and ethical standards in the conduct and reporting of research…, and to help authors, editors, and others involved in peer review and biomedical publishing create and distribute accurate, clear, reproducible, unbiased medical journal articles.” The updated recommendations may be found at The ‘News & Editorials’ tab provides additional resources.

Statement on Article Publication Resulting from NIH Funded Research

The NIH released this statement on November 3, 2017 to announce that in order “to protect the credibility of published research, authors are encouraged to publish papers arising from NIH-funded research in reputable journals.”

Additional information about this statement from the NIH Office of Extramural Research, as well as related links, can be found at Retraction Watch.