Reporting Research Concerns or Allegations of Research Misconduct

 

Research misconduct means fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing,

or reviewing research, or in reporting research results.

 

a) Fabrication is making up data or results and recording or reporting them

 

b) Falsification is manipulating research materials, equipment, or processes, or

changing or omitting data or results such that research is not accurately

represented in the Research Record

 

c) Plagiarism is the appropriation of another person’s ideas, processes, results, or words

without giving appropriate credit

 

d) Research misconduct does not include honest error or differences of opinion

 

 

All UAMS employees are responsible for promptly reporting any suspected research misconduct to the Vice Chancellor for Research, Dr. Larry Cornett, who serves as the Research Integrity Officer for UAMS.

 

See UAMS Administrative Guide Policy 16.1.04 at http://www.uams.edu/AdminGuide/PDFs/Section%2016/16_1_04_Responsible_Conduct_of_Research_Aug2012.pdf for more information.

 

 

Other concerns about the integrity of any research conducted at UAMS may be reported to the Research Compliance Officer, Darri Scalzo, or any staff member of the Office of Research Compliance. 

Concerns may also be reported anonymously to the UAMS Compliance Hotline at 1-888-3969.