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Science Culture and Accountability Plan and Responsible Conduct of Research

The Aging Center developed a Science Culture and Accountability Plan (SCAP) to lay out its vision and mechanisms to ensure that research can be conducted in an environment that encourages open and critical discussion, ongoing dialogue and communication between investigators, and accountability, self-motivation, and self-responsibility.

We invite you to download and review our SCAP and welcome any feedback you may have.  For feedback and suggestions, please contact either Dr. Heather Whitson or Sara Patillo.

Responsible Conduct of Research

RCR training refers to a code of conduct that researchers practice on a daily basis.  Based on an NIH and DHHS Office of Research Integrity initiative, all SOM faculty and staff engaged in the design, conduct or reporting of research are required to complete RCR training.  Learn more at the website of the Duke University Office of Scientific Integrity.