This policy applies to all Allegations of Research Misconduct on the part of faculty, research associates, trainees, and staff alleged to have occurred while the respondent conducted research at the University. The conduct of proceedings under this policy shall be overseen by the University Research Integrity Officer (RIO). Where the matters complained of occurred in part at the University, and in part at another institution, the RIO shall coordinate with the appropriate personnel at the other institution on any investigation of the Allegations and consult with federal agencies and other relevant parties to mutually define a process for a thorough, competent, objective, and fair investigation of the Allegations. This policy shall apply to Allegations of Research Misconduct by students where the Research in question is supported by, or was proposed to be supported by, external funding, or when the student is one of a group of respondents that includes one or more non-students. Student matters not within the scope of this policy shall be handled under the relevant Academic Integrity Guidelines of the academic unit in which the student is enrolled. To the extent that the subject matter of allegations falls within the scope of another University policy or falls under the jurisdiction of another University office or committee, such as, but not limited to, the Human Research Protection Office (HRPO), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), or the Conflict of Interest Committee (COIC), such matters may be referred at any time to those committees for audit or investigation.
Procedure(s) and Supporting Documents
Please refer to the policy and/or the policy contact for any accompanying procedures, supporting documents, and/or forms.