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Responsible Conduct in Research

Texas A&M University-Commerce creates and maintains an environment that promotes research and scholarship. Integrity is essential to ensure credibility of research and scholarship. Integrity is the basis of all academic and scientific research: animal care and use, authorship, collaboration, data acquisition and maintenance, protection of human subjects, and mentoring and peer review.

To create and maintain an environment that promotes integrity in research and scholarship, all researchers associated with the A&M-Commerce, including faculty, staff, and students must adhere to ethics in research and scholarship. Texas A&M University-Commerce requires all individuals associated with the University, including faculty, staff and other persons, to adhere to superior standards in the conduct of all research and scholarship activities. This requirement is met by the successful completion of the online training module from the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) website.

Instructions to access the online training modules

Anyone involved in a research project must have required compliance training.

Another Resource for Responsible Conduct in Research & Scholarship

Research Integrity & Plagiarism Training Workshop PowerPoint Presentation: Ensuring and Promoting Research Integrity

Additional information is available at the following web pages:

Institutional Review Board - Human Subjects Protection

Animal Care and Use

Texas A&M University Policy - Ethics in Research and Scholarship

Links to Websites related to Research Integrity

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

American Psychological Association - Responsible Conduct of Research

American Chemical Society - Ethical Guidelines

National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General
Reports & Publications - Outreach

A Guide to Avoid Plagiarism

Please contact the Research Compliance Office at 903-886-5766, if you have questions or would like additional information.