Researcher Responsibilities

Click the ‘Read and Acknowledge’ button to access the list of Researcher Responsibilities pertaining to research conducted at UT Austin.

Read and Acknowledge

Formal policy guidance for the conduct of research is essential to promote a safe, ethical, and productive research environment. Every Faculty Member, Principal Investigator (PI), Co-PI, Project Director, and Laboratory Supervisor at The University of Texas at Austin is responsible for fostering an environment that enables the highest level of academic inquiry while simultaneously complying with rigorous Federal, State, and University regulations, requirements and policies. PIs must review and communicate the obligations outlined herein with all new co-workers and individuals engaged in research, and ensure that annual reminders are acknowledged by all pertinent parties.

The University of Texas at Austin endorses Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) and provides further information on Misconduct in Science and Other Scholarly Activities in the Handbook of Operating Procedures 7-1230 and on the University's research misconduct website.


If you have any questions concerning these requirements please contact your Dean, Department Chair or the Office of University Compliance Services. For general questions, please contact the Office of Vice President for Research, Scholarship and Creative Endeavors at