Responsible Conduct of Research
Responsible Conduct of Research at VCU encompasses five areas: subject protection, research integrity, environmental and safety issues, fiscal accountability, and education.
Conflict of Interests
The Activity and Interest Reporting System (AIRS) facilitates assessment, identification, and management of conflicts of interest impacting research.
Research misconduct is the fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results. Research misconduct does not include honest error or differences of opinion. Anyone who becomes aware of a possible incident of research misconduct by a member of the university shall immediately report the information to the Research Integrity Officer (RIO).
Export Control Laws and Trade Sanctions
Export control laws restrict certain items, software, technology and services from being transmitted overseas or to a foreign person within the U.S. If you are traveling abroad, employing foreign persons, collaborating with international research partners, or hosting foreign visitors/students, export control laws may apply.
Using Controlled Substances in Research
Certain research activities require the use of controlled substances. Authorized individuals must comply with federal and state laws and regulations and University policy regarding their use.
- Vice President for Research
- Institutes and Centers
- Research Cores
- Research Quest Fund
- VCU CAREER Academy
- Research Development
- Undergraduate Research
- Postdoctoral Services