Responsible Conduct of Research


Name: Theodore Taraschi, PhD
Position: Senior Associate Provost, Research Integrity, Conduct & Compliance

Office Staff

Name: Larry Harshyne, PhD
Position: Assistant Provost, Research Integrity, Conduct & Compliance
Name: Jessica Gutierrez
Position: Director, Research Integrity, Conduct & Compliance
Name: Alisha Clark
Position: Project Manager, Research Integrity, Conduct & Compliance

Thomas Jefferson University offer educational opportunities for researchers interested in learning more about ethics and responsible conduct in research.

Below are two interactive videos provided from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Research Integrity:

Become the lead characters in an interactive movie and make decisions about integrity in research that can have long-term consequences. The simulation addresses Responsible Conduct of Research topics such as avoiding research misconduct, mentorship responsibilities, handling of data, responsible authorship, and questionable research practices.  Click image to view video.

This interactive training video educates clinical and social researchers on the importance of appropriately protecting research subjects and avoiding research misconduct. The Research Clinic allows the viewer to assume the role of one of four characters and determines the outcome of the storyline by selecting decision-making choices for each “playable” character.  Click image to view video.

Additional Educational Resources

Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research - This booklet introduces the reader to the nine responsible conduct of research core instructional areas in four sections that follows research from inception to planning, conducting, reporting, and reviewing research. The publication features case studies, text-box inserts, discussion questions, and electronic and printed resources.

On Being a Scientist: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research - This third edition describes the ethical foundations of scientific practices and some of the personal and professional issues that researchers encounter in their work. It has been written to be used as a resource to all researchers - whether in academic, industrial, or governmental settings - and to all scientific disciplines.

What is the best way to present findings in a figure? - Best practices in publishing, figure preparation, and reproducibility