The Office of Research Affairs exists to support the individuals across Washington Square getting science research done every day. This includes Faculty, Graduate Students and Postdocs, as well as other employees across departments, schools, institutes, and centers at the Washington Square campus. We serve as a liaison to offices at the School of Medicine as well as our global research sites in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai. Research affairs promotes research integrity and provides support for investigation of research misconduct when necessary. The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is part of Research Affairs.
To meet the needs of a NYU’s continually growing research enterprise and remain engaged with the national conversation on the responsible conduct of academic research, NYU has established an Office of Research Integrity. This office will provide trainings and manage policies and procedures related to allegations of research misconduct. The office will establish and manage a standing committee for research misconduct issues. The office will also manage research integrity trainings, including the university wide program in responsible conduct of research (RCR), data management with the NYU research libraries, and coordinate and publicise trainings by other research support offices including the IRB and UAWC.
Anyone who is part of the NYU research community who in good faith suspects research misconduct has an obligation to report. Initially this could be to the individual’s supervisor, likely a member of the Faculty, but might also be a Department Chair, Dean, or the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.
The Senior Director for Research Affairs manages a standing committee of 4-5 faculty members, each drawn from a different NYU School, as well consultants including the Office of General Council, the Director of Conflict of Interest, and the Research Data Management and Reproducibility Librarian. Each faculty representative has a currently active research program with federal funding. The committee meets annually to support a proactive culture of research integrity at NYU, and holds ad-hoc meetings when necessary to respond to allegations of research misconduct.