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.
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
- Abuse of confidentiality
- Other fraudulent actions in proposing, performing, reviewing, or reporting the results of research or other scholarly activity
Research Compliance Violations
Reports of violations related to research compliance, including regulatory, procedural, or financial violations, may be submitted anonymously via the U Report system or 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.
- Research Compliance Office
- Preparing and Submitting a Report of a Research Compliance Concern
- For-Cause Investigations Related to Research Compliance Concerns
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 U of M policy see the Office of Institutional Compliance for a list of reporting options, including via U Report.