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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.

Effective 12/3/14, NU researchers will now be able to log in to the CITI online training website via a new SSO (single sign on) method using NU netID/password. Download a PDF of instructions and screen-shots.

Download the latest quarterly ORI newsletter. In this issue:
  • Conflict of Interest – What you need to know
  • Did You Know? Quick facts relating to research at Northwestern University
  • Doing innovative research and need resources? Consider a core facility!
  • NU Implementation of the New OMB Uniform Guidance
  • Upcoming Research Administration Training Seminar

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.

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July 2015:
Research Administration Training Seminar on the Evanston Campus

See a complete listing of research related training.


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