Nicholas H. Steneck, PhD, was Director of the Research Ethics and Integrity Program of the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research and Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Michigan. He is also a consultant to the Federal Office of Research Integrity, HHS.
In the early-1980s, Professor Steneck chaired the University of Michigan’s pioneering Task Force on Integrity in Scholarship and later the Public Health Service Advisory Committee on Research Integrity (1991-1993). He helped establish and recently directed the ORI/NIH Research on Research Integrity Program. He has co-chaired and organized the program for four ORI Research on Research Integrity Conferences (2000, 2002, 2004, 2006) and the ORI-ESF World Conference on Research Integrity in Lisbon, Portugal, September 2007.
He has published articles on the history of research misconduct policy, responsible conduct of research instruction, the use of animals in research, classified research and academic freedom, the role of values in university research, and research on research integrity. Most recently, he authored the ORI Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research (2004, 2007; translated into Japanese, Chinese, and Korean). In recognition of his work on research integrity and the history of science, he became a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1992.