HHS Proposes Updates to Research Misconduct Policies

Provides clarification for misconduct definitions and streamlines processes.

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Research Integrity has proposed updates to its guidelines for identifying and reporting misconduct during scientific research. The updates, which will be the first since 2005, would clarify terms the department uses to describe particular violations of research integrity, and would streamline the processes used to submit, appeal, and enforce changes for identified research misconduct.

“It is imperative that research be carried out at the highest standard to instill trust, garner public support, and better the lives of everyone across our nation and the world,” said Assistant Secretary Levine. “Upholding the principles of research integrity is intrinsic to the process and the core of scientific discovery.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Assistant Secretary Levine and HHS officials as they seek to ensure the integrity of scientific research in the department.
  • For Acting Assistant Secretary Lynch-Smith as she oversees the HHS Office of Planning and Evaluation.
  • For discernment for Deputy Assistant Secretary Laina Bush as she heads the Office of Science and Data Policy.

Sources: Department of Health and Human Services


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