Scientific Integrity

Policy

The Belmont Report: Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research
The basis for the ethical principles that should underlie the conduct of biomedical and behavioral research involving human subjects and to develop guidelines that should be followed to ensure that such research is conducted in accordance with those principles.

Executive Order 13145: To Prohibit Discrimination in Federal Employment Based on Genetic Information
The actual text of the Executive Order, located on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Web site.

Policy Guidance on Executive Order 13145: To Prohibit Discrimination in Federal Employment Based on Genetic Information
Located on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Web site, this guidance explains the application of Executive Order 13145. It describes the Executive Order's general prohibitions on the collection, use, and disclosure of "protected genetic information," and explains how the limited exceptions to these prohibitions should be implemented. The guidance also discusses how an individual could establish coverage under section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act based on "protected genetic information." Also see the related Question and Answer document.

Federal Policy on Research Misconduct
This policy applies to federally-funded research and proposals submitted to Federal agencies for research funding. It thus applies to research conducted by the Federal agencies, conducted or managed for the Federal government by contractors, or supported by the Federal government and performed at research institutions, including universities and industry. It consists of a definition of research misconduct and basic guidelines for the response of Federal agencies and research institutions to allegations of research misconduct.

Content reviewed: August 27, 2012