Research Misconduct Policy

Research Misconduct refers to any serious deviation from practices that are commonly accepted within the academic community for proposing, conducting, or reporting research or scholarship. This definition specifically includes

  • plagiarism;
  • fabrication or
  • falsification of evidence or data;
  • unauthorized use of privileged information; and
  • deliberate and substantial violation of federal, state, or University regulations relating to the conduct of research

It does not include honest error or honest differences in interpretation of data.

Research misconduct that falls under any of the categories above is subject to the UNCG Policy on Research Misconduct and Procedures for Responding to Allegations of Research Misconduct