Research misconduct is defined by the federal government as fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results.
Honest error or differences of opinion are not considered research misconduct.
Allegations involving possible misconduct in research should be brought to the attention of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (401-874-4576) or Ted Myatt, Director of Research Integrity, 401-874-2636, firstname.lastname@example.org as promptly as possible.
Policies and Procedures
URI Polices and Procedures for Dealing with and Reporting Possible Misconduct in Research
Scientific Misconduct Final Rule 42 CFR 93
US Health and Human Services (HHS) Handling Misconduct-Whistleblowers
HHS Responsible Conduct of Research Educational Resources
PHS Office of Research Integrity