Research Integrity at Oregon Tech promotes safety, ethical research practices, and ensure the university is compliant with federal regulations, state statutes, and university policies.

IORG: 0001458
Federal Wide Assurance Number: FWA-00009794
Institutional Review Board (IRB) Registration Number: 00004923

Federal regulations and Oregon Tech SPGA Procedures require principal investigators and their designated senior research staff to complete financial conflict of interest (FCOI) training. Certificates of completion of this training must be on file with the SPGA. Training must be completed every 4 years. Training is completed online.

In addition to training, researchers must submit FCOI Disclosures to SPGA for every grant annually, or within 30 days of a change in conflict.

  1. Any new researchers are required to submit an FCOI disclosure at the time of submission of proposals. Researchers must complete and submit one of the following:
    a. FCOI Disclosure Form -- No Conflict
    b .FCOI Disclosure Form --Conflict to Declare
  2. All existing researchers are required to complete the annual FCOI disclosure.
  3. All researchers are required to submit an updated FCOI disclosure immediately as significant changes occur, such as the obtaining of a new significant financial interest.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
The responsible and ethical conduct of research (RCR) is critical for excellence, as well as public trust, in science and engineering.

  1. NSF RCR Training Policy
  2. NIH RCR Training Policy

Effort Reporting
Personnel Activity Reporting (PAR): The personnel activity reporting is the method of verifying employee effort on federally sponsored grant awards by Oregon Tech. One activity report is generated for each federal grant award. Oregon Tech processes personnel activity reports on a calendar quarter basis. The PI reviews and certifies their effort, and may also be involved in certifying effort for student employees working on his/her award.