The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) request grant applications for research on research integrity.*
This request for applications (RFA) seeks applications for research on the ways in which research integrity and efforts to promote responsible conduct in research directly or indirectly impact the research record, research institutions, and/or the benefits derived from biomedical and behavioral research.
Areas of potential research interest include studies to: define and assess the prevalence of research practices that depart from rules, regulations, guidelines, and commonly accepted norms for responsible conduct in research; develop and test ways to assess the reliability of the research record, including not only final publications but grant applications and professional statements; investigate how collaborative research is organized and its impact on research integrity, with particular interest in clinical research; define and assess the influence of international collaboration on responsible research practices and the research record; study the challenges for responsible conduct presented in high-profile collaborative and international research, e.g., AIDS and other major disease/health programs; develop and assess the effectiveness of different ways to promote responsible conduct in research; provide a comprehensive assessment (content and cost) of specific efforts to foster responsible conduct in research; clarify and assess the importance of environmental elements that influence integrity in research; provide a comprehensive assessment (cost and elements) of specific institutional efforts to promote integrity in research; and develop and test assessment tools for institutions and laboratories to measure specific aspects of responsible research and research integrity.
APPLICATION RECEIPT DATE: November 14, 2003.
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 request for applications, please visit the NIH web site at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-04-001.html