Academic Honesty and Integrity is the UAA and APU policy on academic integrity, which includes resources for students and faculty.
SHARED VALUES OF RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT
The University of Alaska Anchorage is proactive in the vision of supporting campus wide incorporation of these shared values in research education. Combining adherence to federal regulations, agency policies and university institutional policies is complex.
In support of the Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) recognized nine core competencies as focus areas for instruction.
1. Data acquisition, management, sharing, and ownership,
(from ORI http://ori.dhhs.gov/education/)
Federal legislation has been passed which regulates required education practices for at least three of the core competencies, animal and human welfare and research misconduct. Three acts passed by Congress support specific regulations which allow the Federal Government the authority to regulate the research it funds:
* The 1966 Animal Welfare Act (PL 89-544)
* The 1974 National Research Act (PL 93-348)
* The 1985 Health Research Extension Act (PL 99-158)
Some other critical areas of research education also center around applications of research behavior and policies. Competence and safe practices are vital in the areas of environmental health laboratory safety, intellectual property issues and conflict management and fiscal responsibility.
The on-going process of ensuring the integrity of the research record
is the responsibility of everyone involved in research and sponsored
programs, from the principal investigator, to the department
administrators to the grant technicians and financial managers. There
can be no exceptions to upholding values which foster highest integrity
in all levels of responsible research.
Federal and Academic RCR Resources