Research Misconduct Prevention

This module is devoted to prevention of research misconduct. This module is focused primarily on the federal research misconduct requirements for Public Health Service (PHS) funded research, the group of Health and Human Services agencies, such as NIH, CDC and FDA, that provide the majority of Mass General Brigham federal research funding.

Our goal is to provide you with the basic knowledge you need to meet your responsibilities and to recommend best practices to help you navigate through regulatory and institutional requirements that at times can seem daunting to even the most seasoned PI. 

Latest Review Date: August 16, 2023


Target Audience

This activity is intended for: All Mass General Brigham Principal Investigators with active grants, contracts, and/or Research Sundry accounts

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

1. Define the federal definition of Research Misconduct, what constitutes Research Misconduct, and PIs’ reporting obligations when allegations of Research Misconduct are brought to their attention.

2. Demonstrate a culture of compliance and scientific integrity, including how to manage data responsibly.

3. Describe basic federal, sponsor, and institutional financial policies for different federal funding instruments and their requirements as well as federal cost principals.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Mass General Brigham
United States

Heather Cosier, JD, MA
Compliance Audit & Business Integrity,
Mass General Brigham Research Compliance

Since the content of this activity is non-clinical, disclosure forms were not collected

In support of improving patient care, Mass General Brigham is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statement

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 Participation


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