SARI (Scholarship and Research Integrity) Program for Engineering and Technology Students

In order to satisfy the Scholarship and Research Integrity (SARI) requirement for a Penn State master's degree, all graduate students in the artificial intelligence, data analytics, engineering management, information science, software engineering, and systems engineering programs are required to participate in five hours of discussion-based activities surrounding topics pertaining to the responsible conduct of research.

In the Penn State Great Valley Engineering and Technology SARI Module, topics pertaining to plagiarism, conflict of interest, research misconduct, and collaboration will be discussed via three case study-based forums. The discussions will take place asynchronously over a two-week period and the module is offered four times per year. Successful completion of the requirements in a single module will satisfy the SARI requirement for a Penn State degree.

Students must be actively enrolled in their first semester or later to be eligible to enroll in SARI. Students must complete the SARI requirement in order to be eligible to graduate.

Enrollment for SARI is currently OPEN. We do not accept nor hold advance requests to enroll in SARI. When enrollment is open/available for one of the modules listed below, students who wish to enroll must email [email protected] and include the following information:

  • Name
  • 9-digit Penn State ID number
  • Degree Program
  • Penn State access ID (xyz123)

NOTE: SARI is offered in fall and spring semesters only; it is not available in summer.

SARI Modules 2023–2024
SARI Module Name Module Begin Date Module Ends Enrollment Opens Register By
Engineering SARI Fall I 2023 August 21, 2023 September 5, 2023 CLOSED CLOSED
Engineering SARI Fall II 2023 October 16, 2023 October 30, 2023 CLOSED CLOSED
Engineering SARI Spring I 2024 January 8, 2024 January 22, 2024 CLOSED CLOSED
Engineering SARI Spring II 2024 March 11, 2024 March 25, 2024 OPEN March 5, 2024

Questions? Contact [email protected].