The purpose is to outline the policy and procedures for misconduct in human research.


Research misconduct is fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism that is committed while proposing, performing or reviewing research or while reporting results. Research misconduct does not include honest error or differences of opinion.

  • Fabrication - making up data or results and recording or reporting them
  • Falsification - manipulating research materials, equipment, or processes, or changing or omitting data or results in such a way that, as a result, the research is not accurately represented in the research record
  • Plagiarism - appropriation of another person's ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit


Policy and Procedures

The policy and procedures for reporting research misconduct may be found under Marywood University's Research Misconduct Policy.

Related Policies

  • Approval of Research
  • Mandatory Reporting
  • Suspension or Termination


06/27/2013 - Updated - Format Only
07/25/2013 - Updated - Added Related Policies