ARIO's Quarterly Newsletter Number 1

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Good to Know

Useful information for RIOs and support staff

This section aims to provide useful information for the research integrity community regarding preventive education, research misconduct proceedings, our ARIO organization, articles of interest, etc.


Questions about how to become a member?

Considering an institutional membership? Visit to see your options. Once you join, set up your personal individual account and start networking with fellow RIOs!


What’s the difference between institutional membership and individual membership?

Great question! For starters, there is only institutional membership, not individual membership.  Institutions, not individuals, are members. However, what can seem confusing is that the ARIO website allows for two types of accounts: institutional accounts and individual accounts. Institutional accounts are the primary account for each member institution which allows for a variety of administrative functions, such as paying dues for individuals under an institutional membership and registering participants for conferences. This institutional account is also used to set up individual accounts.  Individual accounts are used for participating in ARIO’s online groups or committees, forums, discussions, and online blogs. 

Some participants have not yet set up individual accounts and just use their institutional accounts to communicate online. While it may seem duplicative and unnecessary, ARIO highly recommends that you set up an individual account for each member participating at your institution. This allows for individuals’ comments to appear under their names instead of “officially” as their institution.  Furthermore, some groups, such as the regional groups, require participation through an individual account. If you have any questions, please contact with the subject “Membership”


Weekly News Updates from the ARIO Website-Opt In!

ARIO has been updating its news and events page Visit it daily or opt-in for weekly or monthly updates sent to your email account. Job postings, relevant research integrity news and updates to the research integrity website will be posted here. If you have something you’d like to share with the ARIO community, contact us at with the subject “News and Events”.


Save the Date!

The 2019 ARIO conference will hosted by Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia from September 16-18, 2019. Stay tuned for updates on agendas, speakers, and reservation information! 

  save the date


ARIO Resource Survey Results

The inaugural item for this section are results from the survey requesting responses to top priorities for the ARIO website and its member-only access. The survey, completed by 69 individuals, opened on November 20, 2018 and closed January 11, 2019. 

  • 47% of responding individuals have been engaged in research misconduct matters for > 5 years.
  • Almost 87% of responding individuals are ARIO members*

*Please note that these responding persons are ARIO members by virtue of their institutions’ ARIO membership.  ARIO does not host individual memberships.

  • Over 76% of survey responders said YES to an ARIO generated blog or newsletter.


 Top Priorities for ARIO website (Survey Monkey)

  1. Research Misconduct Templates (53%)
  2. Forensic Resources (51%)
  3. ARIO-generated training materials for new RIOs (47%)
  4. Plagiarism Tools (40%)
  5. Forums (Q&A between RIOs) (37%)
  6. ARIO Conference materials (36%)
  7. Governmental agency URLs and research misconduct policies (36%)
  8. Boot camps and advanced boot camps materials (28%)
  9. Responsible conduct of research resources (25%)
  10. Links to Institutional Research Misconduct Policies (16%)
  11. RIO mentorship opportunities and resources (13%)
  12. Research integrity Issues “in the news” (13%)
  13. Institutional research misconduct reports obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (12%)
  14. Authorship Resources (12%)
  15. Publication ethics resources (10%)
  16. Legal resources (9%)
  17. Consultancy opportunities and resources (9%)
  18. Non-governmental/for profit urls (6%)
  19. Infographics (5%)

 Dr. Corinna Raimondo at Northwestern University is ARIO’s custom content web designer and is prioritizing her work with the ARIO Communications Committee based on these results.


Next Steps

Where do you go from here?

  • If your institution is not yet a member and you’re considering membership…
  • If your institution is a member and you want to get more involved…
  • If you have great ideas for the community regarding the website, training, resources, and communications…


Contact us! We look forward to working with you!

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