Saturday, December 17, 2005

Office of Research Integrity (ORI)

The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) is within the Department of Health and Human Services and has both an educational and oversight role in the matter of analysis of fraud in federally-funded scientific research. ORI at the present time does NOT conduct investigations, but it does review them.

Thus, ORI is responsible for

implementing activities and programs to teach the responsible conduct of research, promote research integrity, prevent research misconduct, and improve the handling of allegations of research misconduct;

reviewing and monitoring research misconduct investigations conducted by applicant and awardee institutions, intramural research programs, and the Office of Inspector General in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS);


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