Responsible Conduct of Research and Research Misconduct

Faculty, staff, post-doctoral scholars, and students of East Carolina University have the responsibility to seek honestly and promulgate ethically the truth in all phases of their research.  This responsibility governs the production and dissemination of research and creative activities, applications for funding, funding agency reports, teaching, and publication of educational material.  It also governs professional relationships among faculty, post-doctoral scholars, and students. 

Elements of research misconduct and the procedures for reporting, assessing, and investigating allegations of research misconduct are outlined in The ECU Regulation on Research Conduct.

Assistance and guidance are available from the Office of Research Integrity and Compliance (252) 328-9474

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Revisions to the federal regulations governing human research are coming January 19, 2018. Please be on the lookout for more information and training on the ORIC website and notices of changes within ePIRATE

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Staff Contacts

Norma Epley

Sierra Fountain
University Program Associate, COI

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