Research Integrity and Scholarly Ethics (RISE)

The University of Texas at Austin is committed to promoting an environment that fosters research integrity. The foundation of our research enterprise must be based on shared values for conducting the highest quality research, including honesty, accuracy, objectivity, fairness, and stewardship. Without trust that research is conducted according to these core values of science, the research and resulting knowledge are not reliable.


In 2020-21 RISE launched GRIT Talks (Good Research Integrity Training Talks), a series of panel discussions exploring emerging issues related to ethics and integrity in academic research.

Previous GRIT Talks

Content from past GRIT talks is posted to Canvas. Please enroll in the RCR|GRIT course to access previous talk material within the Files folder.

Panel topics:

  • Science and Security – Discussion of international research relationships and activities
  • Rigor & Reproducibility – Guidance for NIH grant applications to enhance research integrity in biomedical sciences
  • The C.L.E.A.R. Approach to Collaborative Research – A framework for managing research collaborations effectively
  • Intellectual Property – IP ownership and management best practices for UT Austin investigators
  • Overcoming Authorship Disputes – How to Navigate Differences in Scholarly Opinions

RISE is working to develop the Good Research Integrity Training/Toolkit (GRIT), a Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) discussion-based curriculum extension that provides educational material and resources to promote a widespread culture of ethical behavior in the design, conduct and reporting of research and scholarly activities.

Further information on the GRIT curriculum extension will be posted here on our website once it becomes available.

RCR Training Series (9 Topics)

The full RCR Training Series will be offered again in Spring 2022.

Registration is OPEN for three RCR workshop sessions:

  • Wednesday, February 16 from 1 – 4 pm (Topics: Research Misconduct; Data Management and Integrity)
  • Wednesday, February 23 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm (Topics: Responsible Authorship and Publication Ethics, Considerations for Collaborative Research, Research Mentoring)
  • Monday, March 7 from 1 – 3:30 pm (Topics: Conflict of Interest in Research; Ethical Considerations for Human Subjects Research; Welfare of Animals in Research)

Register for one, two or all three RR0100 sessions in TRACKS


  • The RCR workshop will include 7+ hours of in-person training, spread over three sessions in February and March
  • Additional RCR education hours can be gained by attending GRIT Talks (Good Research Integrity Training Talks) throughout the academic year
  • It is not necessary for participants to register for all workshops sessions. You will receive credit for the sessions you attend.

Please subscribe to the RCR Listserv for future updates regarding program happenings and information including any GRIT Talks panels that can be counted toward RCR training requirements.

Questions? Email RISE.

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