Government Relations Update

Suggest topics for behavioral studies of research integrity

The National Institutes of Health and the Office of Research Integrity of the Department of Health and Human Services jointly sponsor the Research on Research Integrity Program, which funds studies of basic mechanisms of research integrity and misconduct among scientists.  The sponsoring organizations are soliciting input from the scientific community on topics for new research, which will inform the contents of future funding solicitations.

The sponsors currently aim “to move the science on research integrity into an experimental model with testable hypotheses. Therefore, topics that lend themselves to testable hypotheses, such as behavior change, are of particular interest.”

The deadline for responses is February 1, 2012.  Additional information can be found in the Request for Information (NOT-ES-12-004).