Ethical Conduct Applied to Research: The University of Colorado has maintained its status as a "Research #1" institution for many years – relying on the integrity of the personnel involved in research as well as our administration’s internal institutional support of the investigations we conduct.
Ethical conduct, applied to research, involves a wide range of actions from data collection methods to data retention and storage for posterity. Ethics factor into:
All these situations are rife with circumstances that test integrity. The University supports its researchers, at all levels, who make ethical choices in the conduct of their chosen field of study.
Your university administration wants to support you in your endeavors to add to the world’s academic knowledge base. Several offices are available to assist you in design, decision-making, and on through the data retention phase of your finished
research projects. (See Resources for Researchers).
The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus strives to maintain a culture of integrity. Please add to this culture with your own responsible conduct. Your individual responsibility cannot be over-emphasized. It is up to those in the research community to "keep the trust" in each other, in the published information, and in the efficacy of how such information will be used for the public good.
If you are witness to, or have reason to believe, research misconduct has taken place, it is imperative that it be reported so that a clear determination can be made as to whether it is a simple mistake, or there is intent to defraud the public.