The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), the Office of Research Integrity of the Department of Health and Human Services (ORI DHHS), the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) request applications to study research integrity. *
Integrity is a vital component both of the reliability of the research record and of the trust that underlies public support for research. The purpose of this request for applications (RFA) is to address the need for more and better information on the factors that encourage and/or discourage integrity in publicly funded research.
Examples of potential areas of interest include: research norms and/or practices; institutional climate and responsibility; education on the responsible conduct of research; mentor/trainee relationships; data acquisition, management, sharing, and ownership; responsible authorship; integrity of publication practices and the research record; integrity of peer review in determining merit for research funding; research collaborations and issues that may arise from such collaborations; conflict of interest; and the meaning of research misconduct and the regulations, policies, and guidelines that govern research misconduct in institutions funded by the Public Health Service (PHS).
APPLICATION RECEIPT DATE: November 15, 2002.
For more information, potential applicants should contact Dr. Mary Ellen Michel, Program Director, Repair and Plasticity Cluster, NINDS, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 2209, Bethesda, MD 20892; telephone: 301-496-1447; fax: 301-480-1080; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*: For a more detailed description of this RFA, please visit the NIH web site at: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-03-001.html.