MIT’s collected policies about ethical and responsible research are presented in a clear and well-structured website from the Office Of Sponsored Programs. Please note, in particular, a section entitled Responsible and Ethical Conduct at MIT, with the subsection Relations and Responsibilities. This section offers resources for anyone with a policy question. It also offers specific policies on personal conduct; harassment; retaliation; and responsibilities of supervisors.
Tools for successful research at MIT
MIT graduate students must understand the expectations and standards that constitute academic integrity at MIT. Prepared with the support of the Dean for Undergraduate Education, the handbook “Academic Integrity at MIT” provides information about what constitutes violations of academic integrity as well as the consequences of committing such violations.
Valuable training in the responsible conduct of research is available online to graduate students and other members of the MIT community through the MIT Office of Sponsored Programs. Example topics include data acquisition and management; responsible authorship and allocation of credit; peer review; mentoring; conflicts of interest; and collaborative research.