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.


Each semester, RISE organizes 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 2023.

Upcoming RCR Spring 2023 workshop sessions:

  • Wednesday, February 15, 2023 from 1 – 4 pm (Topics: Research Misconduct; Data Management and Integrity)
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2023 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm (Topics: Responsible Authorship and Publication Ethics, Considerations for Collaborative Research, Research Mentoring)
  • Monday, March 6, 2023 from 1 – 3:30 pm (Topics: Conflict of Interest in Research; Ethical Considerations for Human Subjects Research; Welfare of Animals in Research)

Registration for one, two or all three RR0100 sessions will be available on TRACKS in Spring 2023.


  • 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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