This module provides an introduction to several topics related to responsibly conducting and administering research at the U-M. The topics introduced include publications and authorship, intellectual property, the meaning of your signature, plagiarism and misconduct in research. This module is one of three required for all Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-Investigators (Co-Is). Up-to-date certification is required in this module and two others –Research Administration and Conflict of Interest – prior the release of grant/contract funds by DRDA for use on new sponsored projects or competing renewals. This module was last updated in September, 2010.