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Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarship (RCRS)

Ethics resources for individuals at the UM College of Engineering, including how to keep a lab notebook; publishing resources for authors; how to locate and cite sources, and resources for avoiding plagiarism and complying with copyright laws.

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Leena Lalwani
2392 Duderstadt Center

2281 Bonisteel Blvd

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2094


Library Contact

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Paul Grochowski
2321A Duderstadt Center

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This handout contains an overview of the information presented in this guide.

RCRS Program

The College of Engineering's Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarship (RCRS) program is designed to model, teach and foster responsible scholarship and research integrity, and to provide you with the tools and skills to recognize, address, and resolve ethical issues as they arise in classroom, professional, and research settings. 

The tools and resources on this website were compiled to help you manage your work in the lab, your literature searches and sources, and citations. If you have any questions, please contact the librarian from your research area (see profiles on the right side of this page) or the College of Engineering RCRS directory, Elizabeth Wagner,, 734-647-7007.