The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), Office of Research Integrity (ORI), has made two recent announcements regarding the anticipated availability of funds for the programs described below. ORI is charged with identifying risk factors that increase the likelihood of misconduct, creating an evidence base for proactive interventions, building upon prior research and the experiences of those who have led research misconduct proceedings, and developing tools to enhance the ability to identify misconduct.
Phase II Research on Research Integrity: This program supports research projects on the prevention of misconduct, protection of whistleblowers, and fostering national and global research integrity. Limited to Phase I awardees that demonstrated success, Phase II awards will be granted to applicants that show the capacity to build upon their first results. Applicants may request $175,000 per year for the two-year project period. Applications are due April 3, 2017.
Conferences on Research Integrity: This opportunity’s purpose is to provide funds for planning and implementing conferences or workshops on topics related to research integrity. Conferences or workshops must offer a discussion and elicit tangible outcomes pertaining to one or more of these themes: 1) responsible conduct of research training; 2) developing environments that promote research integrity; 3) preventing research misconduct; 4) how to handle research misconduct allegations; 5) whistleblowing; 6) international research integrity issues; or 7) other topics clearly linked to research integrity. ORI plans to grant four awards of no more than $50,000 each. Applications are due March 31, 2017.