Misconduct in Research

"Adherence to the highest ethical and moral standards in the conduct of research and scholarly activity is the expectation for all members of the University of Massachusetts community. Each campus shall establish and submit to the President's office for approval procedures to promote research integrity through the responsible conduct of research as well as procedures for pursuing investigations of allegations of scientific misconduct. Research Misconduct means fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, reporting, or reviewing research, not including honest error or difference of opinion. Campus procedures shall ensure adherence to policies of the United States Public Health Service (PHS), 42 CFR Part 93, the National Science Foundation (NSF), 45 CFR Part 689, and any other relevant federal, state, or funding agencies and shall apply to all research and scholarly activity carried out at the University campus by University employees."

-(Board of Trustees doc: T08-10, click here for full text)

Misconduct Policies and Procedures