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Welcome to the NIH online training course Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research.

The progress and excellence of NIH research is dependent on our vigilance in maintaining the highest quality of conduct in every aspect of science. The NIH has developed a set of general principles for the ethical conduct of research, these can be found in the Office of Intramural Research (OIR) Sourcebook (see the Resources section of this course). For those directly involved in the research activities of the NIH intramural research programs, it is important that they read, understand, and incorporate these guidelines into everyday practice.

This course describes these basic principles of good research ethics, through sections on scientific integrity, data acquisition and management, publication and authorship, peer review, mentor/trainee relationships, collaborative research, research involving human and animal subjects, and conflict of interest and commitment.

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