Performance Improvement 2013-2014. Does the Research on Research Integrity Program Support a Diverse Research Community?

01/01/2014

The Research on Research Integrity (RRI) program supports research on the responsible conduct of biomedical research. This study was commissioned to better understand the success of the program's efforts to promote research on responsible research, improve future research integrity-related funding opportunity announcements, and diversify the community doing research in this area.

The RRI program has been successful in supporting a diverse research community. The program received applications from 148 U.S. and foreign institutions. The applicant pool showed diversity in terms of gender and investigator degree category, but not race/ethnicity. Applicants also appeared to have a degree of expertise in research integrity topics. Thirty percent of the applicants had no prior support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and 47 percent of the awardees had no prior NIH support, which suggests that the program is funding new NIH investigators at a higher rate than those with prior training and research support from NIH.

Report Title: Research on Research Integrity Evaluation

Agency Sponsor: NIH, National Institutes of Health
Federal Contact: Rosanna Ng, 301-496-5367
Performer: Discovery Logic Inc., a Thomson Reuters Company
Record ID: 9762 (October 22, 2011)

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