Research Integrity

Integrity in research is the support of excellence in the stewardship of strong research data and the responsible conduct of research. The resources below are provided to make the FAS/SEAS community aware of offices, policies, training, and programs that are currently available across Harvard University:

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Conflict Resolution

Available resources for faculty, students, or staff to bring concerns that could result in allegations of research misconduct or professional misconduct.

Harvard University Ombudsman Office

Threat Assessment and Management Team (BACT)

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Guide to Professional Relationships

Faculty Grievances

Student Grievances

Data Management Support

Available resources related to the storage, sharing and the management of data throughout the research process

Harvard Library Resources

Harvard Library Research Data Management Program

IQSS (Institute for Quantitative Social Science)

Harvard Data Science Initiative

The FAIR Guiding Principles for Scientific Data Management and Stewardship

Free Resource for Working with Messy Data

Research Misconduct

Available resources related to the process and policies at FAS regarding the federally-defined areas of research misconduct (plagiarism, data fabrication and data falsification)

Procedures for Responding to Allegations of Misconduct in Research

Committee on Professional Conduct (CPC)

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Research Integrity Officer (RIO)

Other helpful resources

Office of Science and Technology Policy

Federal Office of Research Integrity Research Misconduct Policy (Public Health Services Funding)

Postdoctoral Resources

Available resources for Postdoctoral Researchers

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

National Postdoctoral Association Responsible Conduct of Research Toolkit

Educational Resources

Available educational resources both internally and externally


FAS federally-mandated Responsible Conduct of Research Course (RCR)

FAS Faculty Scientific Management Series

Harvard Training Portal


Federal Office of Research Integrity Website

National Institutes of Health Report on Rigor and Reproducibility

National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine's "Fostering Integrity in Research"

Mentoring Tips: How to Find, Keep, and be a Mentor

"At the Helm: Leading Your Laboratory" (Barker, 2010)

Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty (BWH, HHMI, 2006, PDF)

University Resources

Offices, policies, and contacts that may interact with issues related to research integrity

Whistleblower Policies

Non-Retaliation Policy

Harvard University Office for Dispute Resolution

Title IX Sexual & Gender-Based Harassment Policy/Resources

Title IX Officers for FAS

FAS Research Policies Page

FAS Office for Faculty Affairs

Office of the Vice Provost for Research

Office of the General Counsel


If you have a concern regarding research misconduct and/or a research integrity matter, your concern can be shared confidentially with the FAS Research Integrity Officer (RIO) or to

You can also contact Ethics Point or the Harvard University Compliance hotline at 1-877-694-2ASK.


See also: Faculty Research