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About Responsible conduct OF research

The Responsible Conduct of Research is of paramount importance to the Office of Research & Commercialization at the University of Central Florida. Our goal is to increase awareness in our research community and further the practice of responsible research.

As the responsible and ethical conduct of research (RCR) is critical for excellence, as well as public trust, in science and engineering, the National Science Foundation has implemented the America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science (COMPETES) Act. This requires that “each institution that applies for financial assistance from the Foundation for science and engineering research or education describe in its grant proposal a plan to provide appropriate training and oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research to undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers participating in the proposed research project.”

The information contained in these pages should serve as reference materials and guidance for the UCF research community.

Link to the Associate Vice President's message on Responsible Conduct of Research