|Section:||Research, Sponsored Program, Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Policies|
|Policy Name:||Research Misconduct|
|Policy Owner:||Vice President for Research, Scholarship & Innovation|
|Responsible University Office:||Research Office|
|Origination Date:||January 5, 1988|
|Revisions:||June 5, 1989; March 1, 1996, January 2005; June 2005; January 18, 2008; May 14, 2008; August 11, 2008|
|Legacy Policy Number:||6-10|
- PURPOSEThe Federal Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) defines research misconduct as “fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, or other practices that seriously deviate from those that are commonly accepted within the scientific community for proposing, performing, or reporting research results.” It is the policy of the University of Delaware to abide by the OSTP policy in all University research. Any intentional distortion of research data or intentional distortions of information or conclusions derived from research data constitutes misconduct in research and is prohibited by University Policy.