Graduate Studies

MSC 03 2180
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Physical Location:
Humanities Building
Suite 107

Phone: (505) 277-2711
Fax: (505) 277-7405

Academic Integrity & Research Ethics - the AIRE Initiative


As researchers, writers, scholars, producers of creative works, teachers and members of the UNM community, all graduate students are expected to follow the University of New Mexico values and guidelines with regard to Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), professional ethics, and academic integrity. Graduate students are responsible for learning and adhering to the specific university, college, and departmental policies and procedures regarding academic honesty and responsible conduct of research, including the Institutional Review Board (IRB), the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) guidelines when appropriate.  The links that follow provide an overview as well as specific policies:

For Information about requirements, requesting training or content on the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), or consultation, please contact:


billDirector William L. Gannon, PhD
(AIRE) Academic Integrity & Research Ethics initiative
Graduate Studies - Humanities 107
MSC03 2180
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131


Hired in 1986 in the Biology Department, Bill has served as Director of Research Compliance Services, Director of the Office of Animal Care and Compliance, chaired both institutional animal care and use committees (IACUC), and chaired the main campus IRB committee for human subjects research protections. He is a liaison between the VPR and Conflicts of Interest committee, member of the Export Control committee.

He received training in BioEthics from the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University and is currently enrolled in the Master's program in Philosophy at UNM in ethics. His research and teaching also focus on issues of scientific integrity and the responsible conduct of research. Dr. Gannon has coauthored 50+ journal articles or book chapters and 19 funded research grants (3 related to professional training in ethics). He is a Biologist with expertise in mammalian behavioral ecology and conservation and his current research interests include bat acoustics, small-mammal ecology (squirrels). Currently he focuses on ethics with his teaching, writing, and training on the responsible conduct of research. He teaches courses on research ethics: one to undergraduate students and one to professional track federally funded graduate students. He also participates in numerous seminars, workshops and guest lectures throughout the year. This includes training and mentoring undergraduates and graduate students that are from groups historically underrepresented as graduate students to become scientists through field and laboratory studies. A recent publication of his, Guidelines for the Use of Wild Mammals in Research has revised and set standards by which animals are used in field research. He works in fostering integrity in research by providing campus-wide referral to investigators or instructors that seek assistance in providing ethics training for service-oriented federal research grants.