Responsible Conduct and Ethics

Individuals engaged in research, education, and service on the campuses of IUPUI, IUPUC, IUFW, and IUSM, must follow the guidelines and policies of Indiana University for ethical conduct and behavior.

IUSM students conducting research on another campus outside Indiana University, should also consult IUSM and the resident campus policies for additional guidance on responsible conduct and ethics.

Researchers at Indiana University campuses must comply with federal, state, and institutional guidelines. Governmental and private agencies supporting research investigations often require regular training in responsible research conduct for students, faculty, and staff.  The university provides resources to fulfill these requirements with additional specialized courses and workshops offered by campus schools in Indianapolis designed to meet the guidelines of federal funding agencies.  Consult with your school for additional resources related to training in research ethics.

Research Conduct and Ethics

The Office of Research Compliance at IU offers information on institutional and governmental policies for ethical conduct, training materials, and specialized resources focused on promoting research integrity, biosafety, responsible studies using animals, responsible studies using human subjects, radiation safety, conflict of interest, and export control.

NIH requires courses fostering exchange and engaged discussions on research ethics.  Contact your school or the IU Graduate School Indianapolis for information on relevant courses in Indianapolis.

Center for Bioethics

The IU Center for Bioethics based in IUSM offers regular seminars and workshops relevant to research ethics and responsible conduct.