Research Misconduct

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. 

Research Misconduct

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.


Maintain Integrity in Your Grant Application to Avoid Potential Research Misconduct

Watch this quick overview of the DHHS ORI Infographic, "Applying for a Grant? DON'T TAKE SHORTCUTS" [PDF], for helpful advice on maintaining research integrity in your grant application. [HTML Video]

 


5 Quick Tips to Avoid Plagiarism

Watch this quick overview of the DHHS ORI Infographic, "Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism" [PDF], for an illustration of the definition of plagiarism in accordance to 42 CFR 93. [HTML Video]

 

 

 


How to be a Good Research Mentor

Watch this quick overview of the DHHS ORI Infographic, "5 Qualities of Good Research Mentors" [PDF], to learn five qualities that all mentors should posses. [HTML Video]

 

 


How to Promote Research Integrity as a Supervisor

Watch this quick overview of the DHHS ORI Infographic, "5 Ways Supervisors Can Promote Research Integrity" [PDF], to learn five things supervisors can do to promote research integrity within your team. [HTML Video]

 


Research Community Safeguards for Scientific Integrity

Watch this quick overview of the DHHS ORI Infographic, "The Research Community Safeguards Scientific Integrity" [PDF], to learn who the key players are and how each plays a role in safeguarding scientific integrity. [HTML Video