All members of the Cornell community have a responsibility to report suspected research misconduct. Adapted from Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Research Integrity’s website, research misconduct means: fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results. Research misconduct does not include honest error or differences of opinion.
- 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 the 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.
Relevant Policy: University Policy 1.2 on Research Integrity describes the process for reporting and how confidentiality will be protected.