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.

SARI Enrollment is current CLOSED. SARI is available in fall and spring semesters only; it is not offered in summer. We do not accept advance request for SARI enrollment. When enrollment is open/available for one of the modules listed below, if students wish to enroll, they 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 2021–2022
SARI Module Name Module Begin Date Module Ends Enrollment Opens Register By
Engineering SARI Fall I 2021 August 23, 2021 September 7, 2021 July 12, 2021 August 18, 2021
Engineering SARI Fall II 2021 October 18, 2021 November 1, 2021 September 13, 2021 October 13, 2021
Engineering SARI Spring I 2022 January 10, 2022 January 24, 2022 November 22, 2021 January 5, 2022
Engineering SARI Spring II 2022 March 14, 2022 March 28, 2022 February 7, 2022 March 9, 2022

Questions? Contact [email protected].