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 spring II module is now OPEN. It will remain available until March 11 or until the module fills to capacity. The next opportunity to complete the SARI program will be in fall 2020. Those dates will be available by early summer 2020 on this webpage. If you wish to enroll in the spring II module, please email 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 2019–2020
SARI Module Name Module Begin Date Module Ends Enrollment Opens Register By
Engineering SARI Fall I 2019 - CLOSED August 26, 2019 September 9, 2019 July 15, 2019 August 21, 2019
Engineering SARI Fall II 2019 - CLOSED October 21, 2019 November 4, 2019 September 16, 2019 October 16, 2019
Engineering SARI Spring I 2020 - CLOSED January 13, 2020 January 27, 2020 November 11, 2019 January 8, 2020
Engineering SARI Spring II 2020 - OPEN March 16, 2020 March 30, 2020 February 3, 2020 March 11, 2020

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