The Research Environment Norm Inventory (RENI): A Study of Integrity in Research Administrative Systems

TitleThe Research Environment Norm Inventory (RENI): A Study of Integrity in Research Administrative Systems
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsAtkinson, TN, Gilleland, DS, Pearson, CL
JournalAccountability in Research: Policies & Quality Assurance
Volume14
Issue2
Pagination93-119
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number08989621
Accession Number24654327
Keywordseducation , ENDOWMENT , ethics , Institutional , Integrity , New , norms , organizations , PROFESSIONALISM , RELIABILITY , research , scientific integrity , United
AbstractUniversity research administrators have been generally ignored in basic studies of research integrity. The following study sought to extend the scope of research on research integrity to research administrative structures with a new instrument called the Research Environment Norm Inventory or RENI. University research administrators and their professional association were targeted for data collection. Evidence suggested that research administration in the United States supports integrity in the research environment through: (1) respect for community; (2) respect for institutional boundaries; (3) professionalism; (4) respect for authority structures; (5) sensitivity to system conflicts.
NotesAtkinson, Timothy N. 1; Email Address: tnatkinson@uams.edu; Gilleland, Diane S. 2; Pearson, L. Carolyn 2; Affiliations: 1: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Little Rock, Arkansas. USA; 2: University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Little Rock, Arkansas. USA; Issue Info: Apr2007, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p93; Thesaurus Term: RESEARCH; Subject Term: INTEGRITY; Subject Term: RELIABILITY; Subject Term: ENDOWMENT of research; Subject: UNITED States; Author-Supplied Keyword: ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: institutional theory; Author-Supplied Keyword: integrity; Author-Supplied Keyword: new institutionalism; Author-Supplied Keyword: norms; Author-Supplied Keyword: organizations; Author-Supplied Keyword: professionalism; NAICS/Industry Codes: 813219 Other Grantmaking and Giving Services; Number of Pages: 27p; Illustrations: 1 Diagram, 6 Charts, 1 Graph, 1 Map; Document Type: Article
DOI10.1080/08989620701290408
Short TitleThe Research Environment Norm Inventory (RENI): A Study of Integrity in Research Administrative Systems
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