The Office of Research Integrity of the US Department of Health and Human Services and most federal sponsors require unviersities to have a policy on the responsible conduct of research and responding to allegations of misconduct. The Office of the Chancellor works with Universities as each modifies and updates their policy. Lock Haven University
developed a concise yet complete version, subsequently approved by the Office of the Chancellor. Likewise Indiana University
has a policy that was submitted and apporved by the Office of Research Integrity. It is available here as Research_Misconduct_Policy_Statement_3-28-11.pdf
In August 2009, the NSF announced requirements that all Universities that apply for NSF grants must describe in the proposal a plan to provide training and oversight in the rsponsible and ethical conduct of research to undergraduare, graduate students and post docs pthat participate in the project. The following web sites are supported by the NSF as on-line resources in ethics education: Ethics in Science and Engineering
and The Online Ethics Center
. Shippensburg University has developed a Research Training and Oversight Program
, which is available here as a model for all PASSHE Universities.