ARIO's Quarterly Newsletter Number 1

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Federal Agencies Update

This section will serve as a summary of updates from our federal agencies about the research misconduct landscape. These will be listed starting with the most recent date.

1)     NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research Michael S. Lauer’s response to AAMC/COGR/ARIO letter regarding October 17, 2018 Guide Notice (NOT-OD-19-020), “Responsibilities of Recipient Institutions in Communicating Research Misconduct to the NIH.”

2)     ORI Deputy Director, Dr. Scott Moore, leaves ORI to become the Director of the Office of Grants Management in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health.

3)     Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism – a new infographic from the DHHS Office of Research Integrity, posted on the ORI website Feb. 1, 2019

Summary: This infographic provides the definition of plagiarism in accordance to 42 CFR 93.

4)     Responsibilities of Recipient Institutions in Communicating Research Misconduct to the NIH

Release Date: October 17, 2018

Related Announcements: None

Issued by: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Purpose: The NIH strives to exemplify and promote the highest level of scientific integrity, public accountability, and social responsibility in the conduct of science. To this end, the NIH works with recipient institutions and the HHS Office of Research Integrity (ORI) to maintain the integrity of NIH-funded research. This notice reminds recipient institutions of their responsibilities in handling suspected or confirmed research misconduct in NIH-funded research.  This notice also clarifies the requirement for recipient and subrecipient institutions, foreign or domestic, to hold assurances with ORI and outlines procedures for recipient institutions to communicate matters related to research misconduct proceedings to the NIH and ORI.


5)     NSF OIG releases an updated “Dear Colleague” letter

Dated August 30, 2018, this letter replaces the November 2002 version.  The letter is sent by NSF OIG in cases involving allegations of research misconduct under NSF purview.  The letter explains NSF procedures as per the NSF Research Misconduct regulation (45 C.F.R. part 689).

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