• Possible U.S. Government Actions. The government might clarify clinical trial responsibilities and accountability. The RCR training plan and mandates could be put on the front page of the grant along with human subjects, etc. Government might require institutions to ensure that every researcher has had RCR training, specifically on data retention policies. Greater resources could be devoted to monitoring and enforcing existing RCR regulations. Institutions could be required to provide mentorship training. Agencies could support the development of better systems to ensure data stewardship and transparency.
  • Possible University Actions. The quality of RCR training could be made part of regional accreditation. Universities could improve training programs for their own investigators. Universities could perform due diligence on collaborating institutions and investigators. They could specify research misconduct investigation procedure in all agreements.
  • Societies and Journals. Journals could establish and strengthen requirements that data supporting published work be made public.

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