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.


RISE will soon roll out 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.

The GRIT curriculum extension:

  • Is designed to be facilitated by faculty members and research mentors within their classrooms and labs
  • Consists of 9 core RCR subject matter areas
  • Provides engaging mixed-media content via a user-friendly Powerpoint format
  • Can be delivered at your own pace, but is best received when facilitated over the course of a semester
  • Is accompanied by GRIT Talks, interactive discussions on trending topics in the research integrity space
  • Acceptable toward RCR training requirement

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 is typically offered in the Spring. 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.

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
  • Rigor & Reproducibility
  • A C.L.E.A.R. Approach to Collaborative Research
  • Intellectual Property

Questions? Email RISE.

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