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Office of Research Integrity

Office of Research Integrity

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About Us

Southern Miss is committed to the integrity of research and scholarship. At the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), we support this commitment in several ways by:

  • Managing the Research and Scholarly Integrity Assurance Program (CITI),
  • Sponsoring various educational activities and workshops,
  • Reviewing relevant University policies,
  • and overseeing both the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

The University of Southern Mississippi's Federalwide Assurance (FWA) number is FWA00002393 and IORG is IORG0001657. 

ORI’s director, Sam Bruton (samuel.brutonFREEMississippi), also serves as the University’s Research Integrity Officer (RIO) and is the person to contact regarding scholarly misconduct issues.

Meet Our Staff

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   Sam Bruton, PhD

   ORI Director, Research Integrity Officer (RIO)


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   Lisa Wright, PhD, MPH

   Senior IRB Analyst


Jo Ann Johnson Photo

   Jo Ann Johnson

   ORI Emeritus



Contact Us

Office of Research Integrity
International Center 418
Hattiesburg Campus

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