Federal regulations define research misconduct as fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing or reviewing research or in reporting research results. It is important to recognize that the federal definition establishes a minimum standard for measuring acceptable behavior. (Office of Research Integrity)

Resources in this section will address:

  • What is "research misconduct"?
  • How are fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism defined?
  • What factors contribute to research misconduct?
  • What is the process for handling alleged research misconduct?
  • What can I do if I suspect unethical behavior or research practices?