Responsible Conduct in Research

In accordance with the U.S. Public Health Service, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), the LSUHSC-Shreveport follows established policies in Responsible Conduct in Research.

These policies include:

1. Reporting Research Misconduct – a description of research misconduct and processes for addressing allegations of research misconduct. This policy is consistent with PHS 42 Code of Federal Regulations.

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2. Annual reports to the ORI of allegations of research misconduct received during the previous year.

3. Training in Responsible Conduct in Research in accordance with NIH policy that applies to Institutional Research Training Grants, Individual Fellowship Awards, Career Development Awards, Research Education Grants and other grant programs that include a training component requiring instruction in Responsible Conduct of Research.

This training is offered as:

A. An interactive course in the School of Graduate Studies that is required for all graduate students – IDSP 240, Philosophical and Ethical Issues in Science. This course is offered annually.

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B. An interactive course in Responsible Conduct in Research for postdoctoral fellows that is required for all postdoctoral trainees. This course is offered twice every year. When the fellows have completed all sections of the course, they receive a numbered certificate. This number is required on all research grant applications submitted by the fellow and his/her postdoctoral mentor.

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