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Misconduct in Research & Scholarship

Why Research Misconduct Matters

ISU is dedicated to the development and dissemination of knowledge. ISU is responsible to foster an environment where new methods, ideas and knowledge may be developed and tested.

Federal guidelines require ISU to investigate and resolve all research misconduct allegations and/or infractions.

What counts as Research Misconduct?                 

  • Fabrication, falsification or plagiarism of proposals, project performance, or in reporting results.
    • Fabrication - making up data or results and recording or reporting them.
    • Falsification - manipulating research materials, equipment, or processes, or changing or omitting data or results such that the research is not accurately represented in the research record.
    • Plagiarism - the use of another person's ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit.
  • Research misconduct does not include honest error or differences of opinion.

When Research Misconduct is alleged, ISU is obligated to investigate and resolve all such allegations and/or infractions.

This is a role of Research Outreach & Compliance (ROC).

Investigation and resolution serve three main purposes, to:

  • maintain the integrity and accountability of research & scholarly work at ISU,
  • protect innocent scholars from harassment, and
  • protect individuals reporting allegations from possible retribution.

All faculty, staff, and students involved in research and scholarly activities under ISU’s auspices are expected to conform to the accepted standards within their field for the ethical conduct of research and scholarly activities.

Report Research Misconduct

Anonymously report research misconduct or non-compliance 

By phone: 1-800-716-9007

Online:  MySafeCampus.com 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Or you may contact 

ISU’s Research Integrity Officer

Deb Easterly, Assistant Vice President for Research Outreach & Compliance (ROC)

at (208) 282-2618.

Which policy applies? 

ISUPP 7060. Misconduct in Research and Scholarship

ISU’s Policy and Procedures for Responding to Allegations of Research Misconduct

 

 

 

 

 

ISU applies 

42 CFR Subpart A, 103  

 

 

Research Outreach & Compliance  (ROC)

Contact Our Office:

Deb Easterly
Assistant Vice President for Research Outreach & Compliance
Phone: (208) 282-2618
Email: eastdebb@isu.edu
 
Serving as ISU's
Research Integrity Officer
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Email: orexpctr@isu.edu
 
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