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.

Upcoming GRIT Talks

Please join us as we partner with Research Integrity Officer (RIO), Dr. Mary Steinhardt, on Tuesday, November 16th from 2-3pm to discuss Overcoming Authorship Disputes: How to Navigate Differences in Scholarly Opinions.

Register (for RR0221) in Research TRACKS at the following link:

Registrants will receive a Zoom Webinar link prior to the day of the event.

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

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. 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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