Responsible Conduct of Research - The University of Tulsa

Responsible Conduct of Research

The University of Tulsa is dedicated to the highest standards of research integrity and is committed to responsible and ethical conduct for all those involved in research. The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) at the Public Health Service directs activities on behalf of the Secretary of Health and Human Services with the exception of the regulatory research integrity activities of the Food and Drug Administration. Their website is located at and contains a wealth of information on the Responsible Conduct of Research.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Responsible Conduct of Research

The National Science Foundation requires training for individuals supported by National Science Foundation funds.

The 2007 America COMPETES Act (ACA) states “Institutions that apply for financial assistance from NSF for science and engineering research or education should include a plan in their grant proposals for appropriate training and oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research to undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers who will participate in the proposed research project.”

Effective January 4, 2010, all institutions submitting proposals to NSF must certify that they have a training plan in place. Training plans do not need to be submitted with the proposal, but are subject to review upon request.  Institutions are responsible for verifying that these individual receive training.

Contact: Debbie Newton, Director of Research and Sponsored Programs, at 918-631-2192.