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Responsible Conduct of STEM Research: Research Misconduct/Plagiarism

Tips and sources to help you conduct sci-tech research in an ethical and responsible manner.

Reporting Research Misconduct at UF

I have observed some research misconduct at UF.  Where do I report it?  How do I protect myself?

Self-Plagiarism

Retracted Articles

Don't let it happen to you!

Research Misconduct in the News

What is the Responsible Conduct of Research?

What is Research Misconduct?

From the U.S. Dept. of HHS Office of Research Integrity:

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 the 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.

Research Integrity

Case Studies

Plagiarism - learning tools

Avoiding Misconduct

The Lab. An Interactive Video on Avoiding Misconduct from the Office of Research Integrity (ORI)

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