Research and Scholarly Integrity

All members of the University community are expected to observe high standards of academic integrity and ethical behavior in research and publication. Any practice or conduct by a member of the University community that seriously deviates from those ethical standards for proposing, conducting and publishing research that are commonly accepted within the professional community constitutes academic misconduct in violation of University policy. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Fabrication or falsification of data, including intentionally misleading, selective or deliberately false reporting of credentials or other academically related information;
  2. Unacknowledged appropriation of the work of others, including plagiarism, the abuse of confidentiality with respect to unpublished materials, or misappropriation of physical materials;
  3. Evasion of, or intentional failure after notice by the University or Federal, State or other appropriate agency to comply with research regulations or requirements, including but not limited to those applying to human subjects, laboratory animals, new drugs, radioactive materials, genetically altered organisms, and to safety;
  4. Other conduct which seriously deviates from accepted ethical standards in scholarship. Differences of interpretation or judgment, or honest error, do not constitute academic misconduct.