The Council of Graduate Schools is committed to advancing the scope and quality of graduate education in the ethical and responsible conduct of research. Since 2003, CGS has worked with members to develop promising practices in responsible conduct of research (RCR) and research ethics education for graduate students. Please see below for an overview of current and prior best practice initiatives in this area and links to the project pages.
Funded by the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), the CGS Project for Scholarly Integrity supported the development of institutional models for embedding enhanced research integrity and responsible conduct of research education into graduate education.
The Council of Graduate Schools, with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), worked with members to develop effective models addressing the research ethics issues that arise in international collaborations.
This NSF-funded project made it possible to support and assess projects at eight institutions focusing on programs in science and engineering that cross disciplinary boundaries.
This ORI-funded project supported the generation and testing of strategic interventions and assessment strategies in the behavioral and biomedical fields at ten universities.
As the national advocate for graduate education, CGS serves as a resource for policymakers and others on issues concerning graduate education, research, and scholarship. Based in Washington, DC, the organization provides its members with regular updates and analyses of legislative and regulatory proposals and policies that affect graduate education.
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