Section: Research
Policy Number: 6-10
Policy Name: Misconduct in Research
Date: January 5, 1988
Revisions: June 5, 1989; March 1, 1996, January 2005; June 2005; January 18, 2008; May 14, 2008; August 11, 2008



    The 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.


    Submitted by: Research Office