Scholarship and Research Integrity (SARI)

The Scholarship and Research Integrity (SARI) program is an opportunity for graduate students to engage broadly in a dialogue surrounding issues pertinent to research ethics. All new Art History graduate students (M.A. and Ph.D.) are required to complete the SARI program (parts 1 and 2) in their first year of study. Their participation in and completion of the program will be monitored by the department’sDirector of Graduate Studies..

The SARI program has two parts:

1) During the first year of enrollment, graduate students will be required to complete an online Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training program provided by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). The Office for Research Protections (ORP) will provide the link to this training via the SARI Resource Portal on the ORP Web site:

2) Graduate students are also required to engage in an additional five hours of discussion-based RCR education. These discussions will encompass both universal and discipline-specific material.

Art History’s Program for Part 2:

Five Hours of Discussion-Based RCR (Responsible Conduct of Research) Education

Hours 1 and 2: Responsible Authorship

• Including scholarly integrity, appropriate documentation, acknowledgments, research misconduct, collaboration, mentor/trainee responsibilities.

• Will be conducted in ART H 551, “Historiography,” a course required of all entering M.A. students and often taken by Ph.D. students. Ph.D. students not taking ART H 551 will be required to attend these two hours.

• Will be conducted by the professor teaching ART H 551, and monitored by the Director of Graduate Studies.

• Offered every fall semester

Hour 3: Professional Conduct

• Including ethics of résumés, conference papers, applying to fellowships/grants, peer review, seeking a publisher, contracts, interviewing human subjects, etc.

• Will be conducted as one-hour required evening workshop led by the graduate officer and one or two other faculty members chosen by the Director of Graduate Studies.

• Offered every fall semester

Hour 4: Copyright and Reproduction of Images

• Including the ethics and legal/copyright issues involved in using images for teaching, online education, theses, and publications

• Will be conducted as one-hour required evening workshop typically led by the graduate officer, visual resources curator, and arts librarian.

• Offered every spring semester

Hour 5: Museum Ethics

• Museum Ethics: including provenance, accessioning/de-accessioning, ownership, restoration, conservation, exhibitions issues, dealing with living artists and heirs, etc.

• Will be conducted as a one-hour required workshop led by at least one Palmer Museum of Art curator and the Director of Graduate Studies.

• Offered every spring semester