Research Misconduct

Research Misconduct

Research misconduct is the fabrication, falsification, plagiarism or other serious deviation from commonly accepted practices within the relevant scientific community for proposing, performing or reviewing research, or in reporting research results. To find research misconduct, a preponderance of the evidence must show that there was a significant departure from accepted practices of the relevant research community and that it was committed intentionally, knowingly or recklessly. Research misconduct does not include honest error or differences in opinion.

You can find Mines’ Policy and Procedure for Research Integrity here.

If you think that research misconduct may have occurred at Mines, please contact Scot Allen, Director of Research Integrity and Security, for a confidential discussion,

Research misconduct can have substantial consequences. Read about a 2019 story about Duke University below.

Duke University settles research misconduct lawsuit for $112.5 million

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