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Our Mission

  • Identifying compliance risks in our research practices and communicating those risks to the research community;
  • Partnering with the research community in innovative and effective ways to minimize and manage research risks;
  • Educating the research community with respect to appropriate business practices related to the conduct of research at Northwestern University; and
  • Monitoring and correcting non-compliance in accordance with University and federal guidelines.


ORI has an updated Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training page!

Please visit for details on training requirements for NSF funded researchers, RCR courses offered, and related RCR News and Announcements.
Download the latest quarterly ORI newsletter. In this issue:
  • Changes to RCR Requirements for Undergraduate Students
  • Did You Know? Quick facts relating to research at Northwestern University
  • Introducing Lane Campbell
  • Global Connections at Northwestern’s Doorstep
  • Upcoming Research Administration Training Seminar
  • NIH Promotes Reproducibility of Studies
  • Proposal Development Brown Bag Series

For previous ORI newsletters and the Federal Office of Research Integrity newsletter please visit Research Integrity News


Research misconduct is defined as the fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism of proposing, reviewing, or performing research, or in reporting research results. Research misconduct does not include honest error or differences of opinion.

Misconduct findings according to rank of the offender from 1994-2003

Information regarding the costs associated with a research misconduct investigation.

There is currently no recommended training scheduled. See Available Training Options.

October 2014:
Research Administration Training Seminar on the Evanston Campus

See a complete listing of research related training.


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