Scholarship/Research Compliance & Integrity

All scholarly activity conducted at Bradley University must conform to the highest ethical standards, and it must comply with federal regulations, regardless of funding source. For the University to remain eligible to receive extramural funding, we must all adhere to federal policies. Several training modules are available through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) to help employees better understand these regulations. To read more about the University's policies regarding Research/Scholarship Misconduct, please see section II.E.8 of the faculty handbook.

Any individual seeking external funding must:

  • Provide documentation that CITI Program’s Conflict of Interest (COI) training module has been completed during the past four years.
  • Complete the Sponsored Programs Significant Financial Interest Disclosure Form at least once every 12 months. If a new SFI is discovered or acquired or when changes occur to previously disclosed SFIs, investigators have 30 days to provide OSP with an updated SFI form.

Additional requirements for some proposals/projects:

  • PIs must submit a responsible conduct of research (RCR) training and oversight plan for all National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), or United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA) proposals that request support for students or postdoctoral fellows.
  • All applications for Department of Education awards must include a statement on the steps that will be taken to provide “equitable access to, and participation in, its Federally-assisted program for students, teachers, and other program beneficiaries with special needs.”
  • The Committee on the Use of Human Subjects in Research (CUHSR) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) must approve your research plans before initiating work on projects involving human subjects or animals. Review by the appropriate committee can take several weeks so plan accordingly.