The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) supports the institution in its efforts to promote ethical conduct of research. The ORI provides educational materials and lectures to assist in educating faculty, staff, and students on federal, state, and local rules and regulations in the area of ethical research conduct.
Definition of Research Misconduct
Research misconduct is defined as plagiarism; fabrication or intentional falsification of data, research procedures or data analysis; or other deliberate misrepresentation in proposing, conducting, reporting or reviewing research. It does not include honest error or honest differences in interpretations or judgments of data.
In cases of allegations involving activities submitted to or supported by a federal agency, the definition for research misconduct specified in the agency's regulations will apply.
- Public Health Service (PHS) Policies on Research Misconduct; Final Rule
- Requirements for Institutional Policies and Procedures on Research Misconduct Under the New PHS Policies on Research Misconduct - 42 CFR Part 93
- Sample Policy & Procedures for Responding to Allegations of Research Misconduct on Federally Funded Protocols
- Federal ORI Policy on Plagiarism
- Authorship: Points to Consider - University of Kentucky guidance