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Research Misconduct

Florida Atlantic University requires ethical conduct in all teaching and research. Collegiality, respect, and trust among faculty members, students, and staff are essential to FAU’s success. All allegations of research misconduct must be resolved promptly and equitably using procedures that safeguard the rights of all faculty, staff and students concerned. The Research Misconduct policy is adopted by FAU in compliance and consistent with laws, rules and regulations of the United States, the State of Florida, the Florida Board of Governors, the Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees, and, for those employees included in the bargaining unit, the FAU Board of Trustees/United Faculty of Florida Collective Bargaining Agreement. It will be updated administratively in accordance with changes in those laws, rules, and regulations.

The Research Misconduct policy applies to allegations of research misconduct (fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results) involving: A person who, at the time of the alleged research misconduct, was employed by, was an agent of, or was affiliated by contract or agreement with Florida Atlantic University, including any courtesy (unpaid) appointments, also known as Affiliate or Voluntary appointments and graduate or undergraduate students conducting research at FAU; and any of (1) research, research training or activities related to that research or research training, such as the operation of tissue and data banks and the dissemination of research information, (2) applications or proposals for behavioral research, research training or activities related to that research or research training, or (3) plagiarism of research records produced in the course of research, research training or activities related to that research or research training.

The Research Misconduct policy and the associated procedures do not apply to authorship or collaboration disputes and apply only to allegations of research misconduct that occurred within 6 years of the date FAU received the allegation. Authorship or collaboration disputes involving students should be directed to the dean of undergraduate or graduate studies, as applicable.

For more information please see the Research Misconduct Policy.

Or contact C. Elisa Gaucher, Assistant Vice President for Research Integrity at 561.297.2318 or Vice President for Research Office.



 Last Modified 11/9/16