A reminder to all faculty and staff the importance of proper handling of research related activities. Recently, Duke University paid a large ($112.5 million) settlement due to research misconduct issues.

The WSU RCR trainings offered by CITI are one important way to stay abreast of misconduct type issues, plus many other important research related topics (See ORSO Guideline 8). That training can be accessed in MyResearch, and more information on the Duke settlement can be found here: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/03/duke-university-settles-research-misconduct-lawsuit-1125-million.