Office for Academic & Research Integrity

The Office of Academic and Research Integrity provides independent oversight of Harvard Medical School's research compliance programs, activities, and processes. The Director, who reports to the Dean of the School of Medicine, through the Dean for Faculty and Research Issues (with an additional reporting relationship to the Harvard Associate Vice President for Research Administration) is responsible for coordinating and monitoring these programs to assure that the Medical School is compliant with federal, state and local laws and regulations as well as University and HMS policies. 

The Office of Academic and Research Integrity also is responsible for implementing the policies adopted by the Faculty of Medicine as well as the policies and regulations promulgated by the federal government and its agencies in the areas of conflict of interest, research integrity and scientific misconduct.