Research Integrity

Maintaining the integrity of research and creative endeavors is a cornerstone of UNC Charlotte’s commitment to excellence. Our faculty, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and students are not just contributors to knowledge—they are stewards of robust and ethical research practices. In alignment with federal regulations, our institution has established policies and procedures to support the University community in advancing knowledge with the utmost integrity. Click the links below to delve into the specifics of the Research Misconduct and Responsible Conduct of Research programs.

Research Misconduct

To protect the integrity of our research enterprise, all individuals associated with UNC Charlotte should report observed or suspected research misconduct to the Research Integrity Officer (RIO). The University Research Misconduct program addresses all allegations in accordance with federal regulations to ensure a fair and thorough process.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

The RCR program equips individuals with the knowledge and tools needed to uphold ethical standards of research. Various programs of RCR education are available to the University community in compliance with the requirements of federal research sponsors.