DR. ALAN R. PRICE
Dr. Price earned his
B.S. in Chemistry from Florida State University in 1964, and his Ph.D. in
Biochemistry from the University of Minnesota in 1968, after which he was a
postdoctoral fellow in Biochemistry through 1969 at Michigan State University.
In 1970, Dr. Price
joined the faculty of the University of Michigan Medical School, where he then
taught and did research, becoming Associate Professor of Biological Chemistry
with tenure. His research dealt with the enzymology of nucleotide and DNA
synthesis in unusual bacterial viruses.
In 1978, Dr. Price
added research administration to his duties, becoming Assistant Dean for
Research in the Medical School. In 1981, he was appointed Assistant Vice
President for Research, and later Acting Associate Vice President for Research, for the University of Michigan.
In 1987, Dr. Price
decided to gain experience in Federal research administration, moving to the
National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Maryland. He was the Program Officer for
genetics grants for the National Institute of Aging for one year. Then he
became the AIDS Unit Assurance Coordinator in the Office for Protection from
Research Risks (OPRR), responsible for protection of human subjects in all Public
Health Service (PHS) grants on AIDS research.
In 1990, Dr. Price
became a Senior Scientist in the Office of Scientific Integrity (OSI) at the
NIH, now the Office of Research Integrity
(ORI) at the
PHS. He had responsibilities for supervising
ORI scientific and professional staff, conducting investigations, approving institutional investigative
reports, and developing national policies for PHS grants as they relate to
research integrity. He has presented many seminars and conducted educational
workshops dealing with research misconduct and maintaining integrity in
biomedical research. He served in 1991 as OSI Assistant Director. When OSI became ORI in 1992, he served as Chief of the Investigations Branch. He
was promoted in 1999 to Acting Director of the Division of Investigative
Oversight, and in 2000 to Associate Director for Investigative Oversight of ORI.
He served in the above role as the chief
biomedical research fraud investigator for the United States Government, until
his retirement in April 2006.
then established a consulting business,
Price Research Integrity Consultant Experts (P.R.I.C.E.), in the
Hill Country of Lago
Vista, Texas, where he continues to consult on research misconduct issues, providing expert advice to counsels and individual complainants/whistleblowers
and respondents who have been wrongly charged or wrongly convicted (and works
with their attorneys), as well as to institutional officials, including Research
Integrity Officers (RIOs), on
research misconduct investigations. He can also serve as an expert on
misconduct for inequitable-conduct claims filed with patent-infringement suits.
clients have included the United States Department of Justice, University of Texas at Austin, University of Pennsylvania,
The Johns Hopkins University, Texas State University in San Marcos, St. Jude
Children's Research Hospital, Stanford University, Ohio University, Ohio
State University, and Drexel University.
His individual clients
have included complainants or wrongly-charged respondents (and/or their
attorneys) from the California Institute of Technology, California State
University at Los Angeles, City of Hope Medical
Center, Cornell University, Duke University Medical Center, Emory University, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center,
George Washington University, Hampton University, Massachusetts General
Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mayo Clinic, Mt. Sinai Medical Center in
New York, Michigan State University, National Institutes of Health Intramural
Program, Northwestern University, The Veterans Administration Medical Centers in
Brooklyn and in Eastern Colorado, University of California at Berkeley, University of California
at Los Angeles, University of California at San Diego, University of Connecticut Health Center, University of
Delaware, University of Kentucky, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, University of Minnesota,
University of Missouri, University of Nebraska, University of North Carolina at Charlottesville,
University of Pittsburgh, University of Texas at Austin, University of Washington,
and Utah State University.
He has also presented
invited seminars for faculty and research staff and talked in graduate student
courses at the University of Washington Medical School, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, University
of Texas at Austin, University of Minnesota, University of Houston, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Roswell
Park Cancer Institute, Massachusetts Society for Medical Research, and the HHS
Office of Research Integrity (ORI) Research Integrity Officer (RIO) Boot Camp
and the 2013 ORI AT 20 Leadership Conference (see History of ORI paper
as well as for a webinar and two publication ethics short-courses for the Council of Science Editors.
Contact Dr. Price at:
See: Price Research
Integrity Consultant Experts (P.R.I.C.E.).