William L. Gannon, PhD
RCR Officer/Director, Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research
1717 Roma, 2nd Floor
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
phone: 505/277-3488 or 505/277-6128
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UNM is committed to promoting and conducting research responsibly.
News and Events:
:: RCR Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): updated by NSF on November 7, 2011 is now available online.
:: The final rule on RCR at NSF is published in the Federal Register: From NSF, "NSF posted its final implementation plan for Section 7009 of the America Competes Act (42 U.S.C. 1860o-1) in the Federal Register on August 20, 2009. (full text of the Foundation's implementation plan.) A revised version of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (NSF 10-1) was issued on October 1, 2009 and formally implements the Foundation's RCR requirements. The RCR requirement applies to proposals submitted or due on or after January 4, 2010."
:: The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) has two recent publications of interest to the UNM/RCR community. The first is The Path Forward; The Future of Graduate Education in the United States.
and second is An Evidence-Based Approach to Enhancing Graduate Education Research and Scholarly Integrity, which promotes the use of assessments and program evaluation tools developed by participant institutions of the Project for Scholarly Integrity.
:: Faculty RCR Brown Bag Discussion Group: Held Two Wednesdays Every Month: Campus researchers and ethicists gather to discuss topics on research ethics in the 1717 Roma Conference room. Bring your lunch (snacks provided) and informed opinion regarding some of the more contentious issues in research currently. :: More information
The Scientific Integrity Plan
Beginning in 2010, those submitting proposals for funding to the National Science Foundation (NSF) that includes support for post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduate students, must indicate in the body of the proposal a plan for providing responsible conduct of research (RCR; research ethics training) for those supportees. OVPR has developed and recently approved a final draft of a Scientific Integrity Plan that serves as the institutional support for this requirement. In addition, before proposals are submitted to NSF by contracts and grants accounting, the CGAs will need to certify that you have met this new requirement. UNM is prepared to respond to this new requirement. Updates to this plan will be posted as they are made. For questions, please contact Bill Gannon (firstname.lastname@example.org).