The University of Colorado has maintained its status as a "Research #1" institution for many years. This is due to the integrity of the personnel involved in research as well as to the administration’s internal institutional support of the investigations being conducted.
Ethical conduct, applied to research, involves a wide range of actions. From data collection methods to data retention and storage for posterity, from a selection of authors on a paper to acknowledging their rightful intellectual property, from careful citation to meticulous labeling, from training in lab techniques to mentoring trainees toward a career, from reviewing a colleague’s grant proposal to waiting on someone’s review of yours, from using the right laboratory tools, safely, to managing the sponsor’s budget, all 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).
But 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. Your individual responsibility in this 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.
The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus strives to maintain a culture of integrity. Please add to it by your own responsible conduct. Be the scientist/scholar whom others look to as an example of integrity, an example of whom they want to become.
If you have questions or concerns about conduct of research at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus and would like to discuss the issues in a confidential setting, please contact one of these persons.