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 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 the fall I 2020 module is CURRENTLY OPEN. Enrollment is limited, so we will accept requests until the roster fills to capacity, or until August 19. If you wish to enroll in the fall I module, please email [email protected] and include the following information:

  • Name
  • Degree Program
  • 9-digit Penn State ID number
  • Access ID (

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

SARI Modules 2020–2021
SARI Module Name Module Begin Date Module Ends Enrollment Opens Register By
Engineering SARI Fall I 2020 August 24, 2020 September 8, 2020 OPEN August 19, 2020
Engineering SARI Fall II 2020 October 19, 2020 November 2, 2020 September 14, 2020 October 14, 2020
Engineering SARI Spring I 2021 January 11, 2021 January 25, 2021 November 11, 2020 January 6, 2021
Engineering SARI Spring II 2021 March 15, 2021 March 29, 2021 February 8, 2021 March 10, 2021

Questions? Contact [email protected].