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Research Ethics, Collaboration, & Skills

Responsible Conduct of Research

"In general terms, responsible conduct in research is simply good citizenship applied to professional life. Researchers who report their work honestly, accurately, efficiently, and objectively are on the right road when it comes to responsible conduct. Anyone who is dishonest, knowingly reports inaccurate results, wastes funds, or allows personal bias to influence scientific findings is not."

(Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research, Nicholas Steneck)

CITI Training Program

ATSU is affiliated with CITI Program, which offers training courses on research ethics, compliance and professional development. To take and record any of the courses ATSU subscribes to PRIOR TO submitting a proposal to the IRB or participating in work on a research study, register for a personal account using your ATSU email address. Select your affiliated ATSU campus from the Organizations drop-box.

Distance Education Students or Faculty : If you are in a CGHS program, select Missouri. If you are in an ASHS program, select Arizona.

Note: If you have an existing CITI account from another university or organization, you may add ATSU as an additional or primary affiliation by logging into your existing account. 

Readings on Research Ethics

The Oxford Textbook of Clinical Research Ethics

The Oxford Textbook of Clinical Research Ethics

  • National Institute of Health of the United States
  • Oxford University Press, 2008

Doing ethical research with children

Doing Ethical Research with Children

  • Manchester University Press, 2013

Informed consent and health literacy

Informed Consent & Health Literacy : workshop summary

  • The National Academies Press, 2015