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Research misconduct

The University's procedural guidelines addressing allegations of scientific and scholarly misconduct are contained in Executive Order No. 61, which was prepared to comply with federal regulations.

The Office of Research Misconduct Proceedings is responsible for coordinating inquiries and investigations in cooperation with the deans of schools and colleges. Allegations of scientific and/or scholarly misconduct are most frequently reported within a department to the chair, who must transmit them in writing and in strictest confidence directly to the Office of Research Misconduct Proceedings.

Please note: This policy pertains to allegations of scholarly or scientific misconduct by academic staff. If you are searching for College of Engineering policies on academic misconduct (e.g., cheating) by students, please see Academic Misconduct.