Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research

Research Integrity and Security

Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research (RECR)

“Principal investigators and other scientists (including technicians, undergraduate and graduate students, and postdocs) are the foundation of the research enterprise. The research record begins with their work, and researchers are the primary evaluators and verifiers of work done by others in their respective fields”.1

Mines requires all students and  employees involved in research to be trained in the responsible and ethical conduct of research. Mines endorses six core values of research identified in Fostering Integrity in Research:1

  • Objectivity
  • Honesty
  • Openness
  • Accountability
  • Fairness
  • Stewardship
1National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Fostering Integrity in Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.