Office of Research Integrity

UT Southwestern Medical Center has a responsibility to guarantee that research is carried out both with the highest standards of scientific rigor and with the highest ethical standards. Research misconduct (also known as scientific misconduct) undermines the credibility of research within a research group and the whole institution, damages public trust in basic and biomedical research, and puts funding for current and future research projects in jeopardy.

UT Southwestern has established policies and procedures to promote and support the responsible conduct of researchers by our faculty, trainees and staff. Concerns about research integrity and the possibility of research misconduct should be addressed to the Research Integrity Officer, who is trained both to evaluate possible research misconduct and to mediate disagreements in this area. Inquiries and allegations are handled confidentially.