ARCS: Academic Research Consulting & Services

Research Integrity


Michelle Leonard
Marston Science Library
(352) 273-2866


Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training is requirement for federal funding (e.g., NSF, NIH, USDA NIFA.) The University of Florida offers online only training (CITI) to meet these requirements. Given the national incidents of questionable research practices (QRP) and research misconduct, additional face-to-face may be beneficial for the entire university community.

Research Conduct of Research includes topic areas:

Putting into practice RCR requires a fundamental understanding of the research project lifecycle or scholarly primitives. The library resources workshop focuses on:

  • Integrate course concepts to further develop critical thinking skills
  • Identify the 6 phases of the research project management lifecycle including:
    • Understand article types: scholarly vs non-scholarly
    • Use of appropriate primary and secondary sources
    • Manage citations: in-text and bibliography

Schedule a hands-on workshop today.

Michelle Leonard is a tenured associate university librarian in the Marston Science Library. She regularly teaches workshops for science graduate students, post docs and faculty on responsible conduct of research, including ethics of authorship, peer review, conflicts of interest, dual-use technology, plagiarism, and data management.  From 2010-2012, Michelle served as the Principal Investigator for the $298,000 National Science Foundation (NSF)grant project "Gaming Against Plagiarism," an interactive online game about ethics in the STEM disciplines, and has served as a grant review panelist for NSF. In April 2017 Michelle received a travel award to attend the Department of Health & Human Services Office of Research Integrity Short Course on RCR Instruction (SCoRCRI). She is the co-coordinator for the UF RCR Stakeholders Group, a campus-wide initiative to bring together faculty who teach RCR in their curriculum.