Research Integrity is upholding ethical and professional standards while performing research and in the workplace. 

It has two facets and the Reilly Center’s efforts involve both types. For a comprehensive list of our ethics education efforts, see the Ethics Ed. page.

Social Responsibilities of Researchers (SRR)

Science and technology are part of our everyday lives and too often research is undertaken and developments made without considering their impacts on society. Training in SRR produces researchers capable of considering deeply the effects of science and technology on society. It conveys to researchers that they have a public responsibility and need to incorporate thinking about social impacts into the research and development process. Scientists and engineers learn responsible communication practices.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

Scholars are expected to conduct research with integrity and honesty. RCR applies to authorship, mentoring, collaboration, and many other aspects of the research process. Contact the University of Notre Dame's Office of the Vice President of Research for more information about research compliance or learn more by reading the University of Notre Dame’s Responsible Conduct of Research statement that’s available from Notre Dame Research.

The Reilly Center and Research Integrity

The Reilly Center aims to promote integrity among academic scholars, especially scientists and engineers, not only while they perform research, but also when they communicate scientific and technical ideas to the public, policymakers, and other thought leaders.  

Research Project

Cultivating Leaders for Ethical STEM, a NSF-funded research project and educational program

Educational Programming

Social Responsibilities of Researchers, a NSF-funded training program in ethics and leadership

Research Integrity Workshop Series for Ph.D. Students in the Humanities

Consultation Services

We provide guidance in developing course content on any aspect of research integrity. We can provide training to your staff, postdocs, and students and be included on grant proposals as a provider of research integrity training.