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The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) has developed a series infographics addressing the Responsible Conduct of Research and the handling of research misconduct. These infographics can be used by RCR instructors and Research Integrity Officers (RIOs) to help educate the community on research integrity topics.  ORI encourages the sharing and distribution of these resources with colleagues.

Everyone Plays a Role in Research Integrity Title: Everyone Plays a Role in Research Integrity http://www.ori.dhhs.gov/images/ddblock/1_Everyone_Plays_a_Role_scalable.pdf
Summary: This visual case study follows "Bob" a hypothetical postdoc working in "Dr. C's" lab as they struggle with the pressures of "publish or perish." This infographic is intended to show the different pressures facing the research community at various levels of the scientific ecosystem. 
 
Theme(s): Scientists as responsible members of the research community; Publish or Perish; Preventing Research Misconduct.
5 Ways Supervisors Can Promote Research Integrity 5 Ways Supervisors Can Promote Research Integrity http://www.ori.dhhs.gov/images/ddblock/2_Supervisor_tips_0.pdf

Summary: This infographic presents supervisors with five things they can do to promote integrity in their labs or research groups.

Theme(s): Mentor/mentee responsibilities and relationships.

The Research Community Safeguards Scientific Integrity The Research Community Safeguards Scientific Integrity http://www.ori.dhhs.gov/images/ddblock/3_Should_You_Trust_Science_scalable.pdf

Summary: This infographic highlights the key players in the research community and how each plays a role in safeguarding scientific integrity.

Theme(s): Scientists as responsible members of the research community;

RIOs: Reminders for Handling Allegations of Research Misconduct in PHS-Funded Research RIOs: Reminders for Handling Allegations of Research Misconduct in PHS-Funded Research http://www.ori.dhhs.gov/images/ddblock/4_ORI_Reg_scalable.pdf

Summary: This infographic highlights key points from ORI's regulation related to handling allegations of research misconduct.

Theme(s):  Handling research misconduct allegations.

Possible Red Flags of Research Misconduct Possible Red Flags of Research Misconduct http://www.ori.dhhs.gov/images/ddblock/5_Red_Flags_of_Research_Misconduct_scalable.pdf

Summary: This infographic emphasizes some possible red flags of research misconduct. These factors do not necessarily mean research misconduct is occurring but should be considered warning signs that something might be going on in the lab.

Theme(s): Preventing research misconduct;  Data acquisition,management, sharing and ownership.

Tips for Presenting Scientific Images with Integrity Tips for Presenting Scientific Images with Integrity http://www.ori.dhhs.gov/images/ddblock/6_Image_Manipulation_scalable.pdf

Summary: This infographic provides viewers with three tips for presenting scientific images with integrity and three things to avoid when processing images.

Theme(s):  Image processing; Data integrity; Avoiding Questionable Research Practices.

Research Trainees: What You Should Know about Research Misconduct Research Trainees: What You Should Know about Research Misconduct http://www.ori.dhhs.gov/images/ddblock/7_Research_Trainees_scalable.pdf

Summary: Research misconduct isn't a topic that most graduate students or postdocs consider while in training. This infographic presents six facts about research misconduct that researchers should know early in their careers.

Theme(s): Whistleblowing; Preventing research misconduct; Research training.

Write Ethically from Start to Finish Write Ethically from Start to Finish http://www.ori.dhhs.gov/images/ddblock/8_Ethical_Write_scalable.pdf

Summary: This infographic presents tips for ethical writing. The content was drawn from ORI's module on avoiding plagiarism created by Dr. Miguel Roig.

Theme(s):  Plagiarism; Responsible authorship.

You Suspect Research Misconduct. Now What? You Suspect Research Misconduct. Now What? http://www.ori.dhhs.gov/images/ddblock/9_Suspect_Misconduct_ORI_ContactVers_Scalable.pdf

Summary: Reporting research misconduct can be one of the toughest decisions a potential whistleblower can make.  This infographic provides some considerations and tips before making an allegation of research misconduct.

Theme(s):  Reporting research misconduct; Whistleblowing.

Got Questions? Ask ORI. Got Questions? Ask ORI http://www.ori.dhhs.gov/images/ddblock/10_Ask_ORI_scalable.pdf

Summary: This infographic is intended to encourage the general research community to contact ORI with questions or concerns about research integrity.

Theme(s): Contacting the U.S. Office of Research Integrity.

Can You Spot Research Misconduct?  Can You Spot Research Misconduct? http://www.ori.dhhs.gov/images/ddblock/11_Can_you_Spot_Scalable.pdf

Summary: This research misconduct "quiz" is formatted like a scholarly paper where viewers can test their ability to detect research misconduct in a sample "Results" section.

Theme(s):  Image processing; Data management; Research misconduct; Whistleblowing.

What Drives People to Commit Research Misconduct? What Drives People to Commit Research Misconduct? http://www.ori.dhhs.gov/images/ddblock/12_Potential_Drivers_Scalable.pdf

Summary: Using quotes from closed ORI cases, this infographic emphasizes factors that can push people to commit research misconduct.

Theme(s): Scientists as responsible members of the research community; Preventing research misconduct; Mentor/Mentee responsibilities.