Research Misconduct

Research Misconduct

Research Misconduct encompasses both research and scholarship and consists of:

Fabrication of data - making up data or results and recording or reporting them.

Falsification of data, research procedures, or data analysis - manipulation of research materials, equipment, or processes; changing or omitting data or results so that research is not accurately represented in the record.

Plagiarism - the appropriation of another person’s ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit.

Research Misconduct requires that the person committed the research misconduct intentionally, knowingly, and recklessly.  It does NOT include honest error or differences in interpretations or judgments of data. Click here to view the Research Misconduct Policy.