As outlined in the official CUNY Policy on Research Misconduct, the President of each College within the University has designated a Research Integrity Officer (RIO) to receive allegations of Research Misconduct involving faculty, staff, post-doctoral associates or students at the College. President Wallerstein has appointed Professor Kristin Sommer as the College’s RIO.
The responsibilities of the RIO include the following:
- Receiving allegations of Research Misconduct involving faculty, staff, post-doctoral associates or students at the College.
- Making preliminary evaluations of the allegations and recommendations to the Vice Provost for Research as to whether an Inquiry into the allegations is warranted.
- Obtaining relevant research records and evidence as part of the Inquiry.
- Attending to various administrative tasks in the course of Inquiries and Investigations at the College.
In addition to the above responsibilities, each RIO is in charge of providing training to faculty, research administrators, post-doctoral associates and students at the College to foster a research environment that adheres to highest ethical and moral standards.
For conflicts and grievances between various members of the college, please contact the Office of the Baruch College Ombuds: https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/ombuds/
For concerns regarding human subjects research protocols and IDEATE, please contact the Baruch Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) Office: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/hrpp/