Responsible Conduct of Research at GVSU

Active scholarship is an essential component of Grand Valley State University's mission as an institution of higher learning. All staff, faculty and students who participate in research are expected to perform their work to the highest degree of professional and ethical standards.

The responsible conduct of research (RCR) is critical for excellence; we encourage the entire Grand Valley State University community to engage in RCR training and education.

For more information see GVSU's RCR Training Plan and RCR Mission, Vision and Values.

The following pages are designed to give researchers in all academic disciplines easy access to resources concerned with research integrity:


What is the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)?

The Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) refers to the shared principles of honesty, accuracy, efficiency and objectivity that guide research.

A number of areas have been identified as central to the RCR:

For more information and an introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research, visit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Research Integrity.


Whom Can I Contact with Questions?

Benjamin Vesper, Ph.D., M.B.A., PMP: Director, Office of Research Compliance and Integrity

Office Address: 049 James H. Zumberge Hall

Email: vesperb@gvsu.edu

Phone: 616-331-9137

Stacey Gardner, CIP: Research Compliance Specialist, Office of Research Compliance and Integrity

Office Address: 049 James H. Zumberge Hall

Email: gardnsta@gvsu.edu

Phone: 616-331-9453

Jeffrey Potteiger, Ph.D., FASCM: Authorizing Institutional Official, Research Integrity Officer, Dean of The Graduate School

Office Address: 310C Richard M DeVos Center

Email: potteigj@gvsu.edu 

Phone: 616-331-7207