Research Misconduct

Research Integrity and Security

Research Misconduct

“Every scientific finding a researcher reports contributes to progress in the discipline, and failings made in the conduct or reporting of the research can immensely harm the progress of the field. Every researcher has the responsibility to ensure that these tasks are carried out to the best of his or her ability.”1

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.

If you think that research misconduct may have occurred at Mines, please approach the following contacts for a confidential conversation:

Scot Allen
Research Integrity Officer
Director of Research Integrity and Security

Erin McCaffrey
Associate Research Integrity Officer
Research Integrity and Security Analyst