UAB is strongly committed to preserving research integrity. Ethical conduct is a fundamental expectation for every UAB community member, and it is critical to our research mission.

The Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) is a critical component of research and scholarly efforts at UAB. Most broadly, it serves to uphold public trust in UAB’s research endeavors. This is demonstrated through the University’s and UAB community members’ adherence to both public laws and institutional policies, commitment to best practices and high personal convictions, and observation of professional codes. The information and materials provided on this website are intended to improve knowledge of what RCR is, help promote RCR, provide information about RCR training requirements, and to ensure understanding of the responsibilities of individuals in preserving research integrity.