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Responsible Conduct of Research & Scholarly Activity

This research guide provides access to a host of resources on the responsible conduct of research and scholarly activity.

Overview

As a land-grant institution, the University of New Hampshire (UNH) is accountable to New Hampshire residents and to the university community to ensure the ethical and safe conduct of research and scholarly activity. As an institution of higher education that prides itself on extensive research endeavors and the involvement of undergraduates and graduate students in research projects, UNH has an obligation to teach and actively promote integrity in research and scholarship.

To fulfill its obligations, UNH has embarked on a program on the responsible conduct of research and scholarly activity (RCR) to:

  • Raise the consciousness of faculty, staff, and students regarding the ethical and responsible conduct of research and scholarly activity,
  • Establish a knowledge base that defines normative and/or professional behavior to assist faculty, staff, and students in making ethical and responsible decisions in the conduct of research and scholarly activity, and
  • Foster an institutional culture of integrity in research and scholarly activity.

This Research Guide provides access to a host of resources on RCR topics listed in the menu on the left hand side of the page, and below in the tabbed pages.  

Resources

UNH's Responsible Conduct of Research Case Study Series are used in the UNH RCR training sessions and UNH's Graduate Course in Research Ethics.  Each case study is real (not contrived), and includes discussion questions.  Copyright for the case studies is owned by the University of New Hampshire. 

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