The integrity of our research is the foundation of the University of Maryland, College Park's reputation as a premier research institution. It is in this spirit that all research performed at the institution is expected to meet the highest standards for integrity in all areas of the research endeavor (e.g., authorship and publication; data acquisition, management, sharing, use, and reporting; disclosure of and transparency regarding conflicts of interest and conflicts of commitment; mentorship; the use of human participants and animals; export compliance; and safe and inclusive research environments).   

To that end, we are dedicated to providing our faculty, students, trainees, and staff with the education and resources necessary to foster a culture of integrity in every aspect of their work.

  • RCR Training & Education

    Information about training in the responsible conduct of research (RCR) and requirements for the UMD community, including RCR materials.

  • Resources

    Tools and guidance to aid in conducting your research responsible, including template authorship and collaboration agreements, data management plans, and other materials related to research inteigrity.

  • Research Misconduct

    Information about reporting obligations and how the institution handles allegations of research misconduct, including links to UMD's policy and FAQs.

  • Related Offices & Policies

    Links to offices across campus that handle various research compliance matters and associated policies or guidelines.