Scholarship/Research Compliance & Integrity

All scholarly activity conducted at Bradley University must conform to the highest ethical standards, and it must comply with federal regulations, regardless of funding source. For the University to remain eligible to receive extramural funding, we must all adhere to federal policies. Several training modules are available through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) to help employees better understand these regulations. To read more about the University's policies regarding Research/Scholarship Misconduct, please see section II.E.8 of the faculty handbook.

Any individual seeking externalfunding must provide documentation that the Conflict of Interest (COI) CITI training module has been completed during the past four years. You must also complete the Sponsored Programs Significant Financial Interest Disclosure Form. Before submitting a proposal to the National Science Foundation (NSF) or the National Institutes of Health (NIH), PIs must provide OSP with a copy of their responsible conduct of research (RCR) training and oversight plan.

If research is conducted involving human subjects or animals, your research plan must be approval before initiating work on the project. The Committee on the Use of Human Subjects in Research (CUHSR) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) hold the primary responsibility for approving these research plans. Review by the appropriate committee can take several weeks so plan accordingly.