Research Misconduct

Research misconduct is defined as fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results.

All individuals affiliated with UCI have an ethical responsibility to act if they suspect research misconduct has occurred. UCI's Policy on Responding to Allegations of Research Misconduct is intended to help individuals fulfill this responsibility through appropriate actions such as raising questions, seeking perspective from peers or more experienced individuals, or making an allegation of research misconduct. This policy is based on the principle that quality research requires adherence to the highest standards of integrity in proposing, conducting, and reporting research.

If you have questions about research misconduct or wish to make a report of possible research misconduct, please visit our misconduct FAQs page or contact:

Jill Yonago Kay
MS (she/her)
Director, Research Policy
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research


Fast Facts

Course MMG 250 satisfies the NIH's RCR training requirement, including face-to-face interactions.

Ideally, RCR training should include discussions of discipline-specific professional norms.

UCI's online RCR course, available at the UC Learning Center, will satisfy the NSF requirement for graduate students and postdocs.

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