Office of Research

Guidance & Resources

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

Core topic areas:

1. Research Misconduct

Clemson University Libraries Avoiding Plagiarism
Clemson University Libraries Citation Guide

Plagiarism & Grant Writing (video)

2. The Protection of Human Subjects

3. The Welfare of Animals

4. Conflicts of Interest

5. Data Management Practices
Clemson University Libraries Data Management Services

DMP Tool - This resource will help researchers:
Create ready-to-use data management plans for specific funding agencies
Meet requirements for data management plans
Get step-by-step instructions and guidance for data management plan
Learn about resources and services available at your institution to fulfill the data management requirements of grants

Laboratory Notebooks in the Natural and Physical Sciences

NIH Keeping a Lab Notebook

Research Integrity in Image Processing

6. Mentor and Trainee Responsibilities

5 Ways Supervisors Can Promote Research Integrity

Sample Individual Development Plan for Post Docs

7. Collaborative Research

8. Authorship and Publication

Clemson University Best Practices in Authorship

Clemson University Best Practices in Resolving Authorship Disputes

What is Self Plagiarism?

Authorship and Contributorship

9. Peer Review

Forms and Templates:

NIH training plan template

RCR training documentation form

Other Resources and Tutorials:

The Ethics CORE Digital Library is funded by The National Science Foundation with a mission to bring together information on best practices in research, ethics instruction and responding to ethical problems that arise in research and professional life.

Basic Research Concepts (tutorial)- The purpose of this training is to promote an understanding of basic research concepts for new research staff.  The curriculum is intended for research staff who are involved in research, but who have received little to no formal training in this area:

The Office of Research Integrity's  Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research (online book)  

Topic specific resources are available at:

The National Academy of Engineering - Online Ethics Center - Mentoring & other RCR Resources: 

RCR for Sponsored Programs Administrators (tutorial and resources):

RREE - Resources for Research Ethics Education:

NIH Research Integrity webpage NEW

Office of Research Integrity - The Lab, an interactive movie on research misconduct: