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Research Integrity Officers - RIOs

Research Integrity Officers are institutional officials who have responsibilities related to the handling of allegations of research misconduct involving biomedical or behavioral research or research training supported by the Public Health Service (PHS).

The resources below are aimed at assisting RIOs in performing their duties.


» The Role of the RIO


» PHS Policies on Research Misconduct - 42 C.F.R. 93

Sample Policies and Procedures

» ORI Sample Policy and Procedures for Responding to Allegations of Research Misconduct

» ORI Guidelines for Institutions and Whistleblowers: Responding to Possible Retaliation against Whistleblowers in Extramural Research


» ORI Handbook for Institutional Research Integrity Officers - Being revised to comply with 42 C.F.R. Part 93

Forensic Tools and Articles

» Forensic Droplets and Actions Tools Section

» Image Processing Useful in Misconduct Investigations

» Statistical Forensics: One Digit Too Many

» Statistical Forensics: Check Rightmost Digits for Uniform Distribution


» Tips for Sequestration of Physical Evidence in Research Misconduct Cases

» Tips for Handling Physical Evidence in Research Misconduct Cases

» Some Words to the Wise about Misconduct Investigations

Other ORI Website Pages and Related Information

» Problem Areas in Processing Research Misconduct Allegations

» Assessing Research Misconduct Allegations Involving Clinical Research

» ORI Addresses Issues in Inquiries and Investigations

» ORI Policy on Plagiarism

» Retaliation Complaints from Whistleblowers

» See the Handling Misconduct section

This page last was updated on June 15, 2007
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