Research Integrity

Julie Simpson
Director, Research Integrity Services

University of New Hampshire

Friday, Sep. 13, 2019, 3:10pm
Chase 105

The integrity of scientific research is fundamental to the advancement of knowledge and to public confidence and trust in science. Trust is at the core of research, and as the research enterprise becomes more complex and the challenges of the changing research environment grow, trust becomes paramount. Integrity of research is based on science’s core values; from these values stem expectations and norms that define rigorous and responsible research. This presentation will provide an overview of research integrity, highlight a few selected issues/topics, review the components of UNH’s Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarship Program, and identify available resources.


Julie Simpson, Ph.D., is the Director of Research Integrity Services (RIS) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and an Affiliate Assistant Professor of College Teaching and of Education. She has worked at UNH for 27 years. Her office administers UNH’s human subjects protections, humane care and use of animals, and responsible conduct of research and scholarly activity (RCR) programs, as well as UNH’s financial conflict of interest in research (FCOIR) and HIPAA programs. She is a member of UNH’s IRB, IACUC, RCR Committee and UNH’s Radiation Safety Committee. She is UNH’s Research Integrity Officer (RIO), has participated in research misconduct investigations at UNH and at a sister institution. She co-developed and co-teaches UNH’s GRAD 930: Ethics in Research and Scholarship, a cross-disciplinary graduate seminar that has been offered since 2005. She was the UNH project director for an Office of Research Integrity (ORI) grant to develop web-based RCR training materials, and administered UNH’s ORI/Council of Graduate School’s RCR grant. She has presented on research integrity issues nationally and regularly presents in UNH classes on a variety of research integrity topics.