Research Misconduct

Research misconduct means fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results.

    • Fabrication is making up data or results and recording or reporting them.
    • 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.
    • Plagiarism is the appropriation of another person’s ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit.

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. Shuk-Mei Ho , who serves as the Research Integrity Officer for UAMS.

See UAMS Administrative Guide Policy 16.1.04 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.

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