Responsible Conduct of Research

Responsible conduct of research is a cornerstone of all research projects and is the responsibility of all individuals involved in research projects. Standards for responsible conduct of research are complicated and may variously be governed by universities, funding agencies, and professional organizations. Below are some links that may provide a first step in research appropriate standards for responsible conduct of research. Because CLS is an interdisciplinary department, the standards of a number of different disciplines may be relevant to different research projects.

American Anthropologist Association's Statement on Ethics and Principles of Professional Responsibility
American Political Science Association's Guide to Professional Ethics in Political Science
American Psychological Association's Responsible Code of Research
American Sociological Association's Code of Ethics
American Society of Criminology's Code of Ethics


Additionally, several campus resources are available:

Office of Research Administration's Responsible Conduct of Research
Institute for Clinical and Translational Science's Links to Research Ethics Resources
Office of Research Administration's Research Tutorials