Reporting Research Misconduct

The University of Minnesota takes allegations of research misconduct seriously. See below for information about our policies and processes for making a report.

Research Misconduct

Allegations of scientific misconduct should be handled in accordance with the University’s policy on Research Misconduct.

Some of the activities that define research misconduct include:

  • Fabrication or falsification of data, research procedures, or data analysis
  • Destruction of data for fraudulent purposes
  • Plagiarism
  • Abuse of confidentiality
  • Other fraudulent actions in proposing, performing, reviewing, or reporting the results of research or other scholarly activity

Research Compliance Violations

The UReport provides a way for University community members to report violations of rules, regulations and policies. The report can be made anonymously. Or, you may report to the appropriate regulatory committee or research office, as described in the administrative procedure on Preparing and Submitting a Report of a Research Compliance Concern.

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Other Types of Misconduct

For situations excluding research misconduct or research compliance violations that you believe violate a law, regulation, government contract or grant requirement, or UMN policy see the Office of Institutional Compliance for a list of reporting options, including via UReport.

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