Research Misconduct: What's in a Name?

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

“Research misconduct” can take on different definitions depending on the relevant Federal agency, the institution, the journal and the country.  Unfortunately many allegations of research misconduct are made and taken through an institution’s misconduct process based on a mistaken understanding of the relevant definition and interpretation thereof. This session will explore the different definitions of research misconduct including the evolved U.S. Federal definition and interpretation and application thereof. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Be able to assess your current institutional definition in view of the historic U.S. definition of research misconduct and the current one and advantages and disadvantages of aligning with the Federal definition.

  • Compare and contrast different federal agency interpretations and enforcement of their definitions of misconduct.

  • Understand the implications of other countries' definition of research misconduct and journals' definitions of research misconduct and associated retractions. 

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Debra Parrish, Partner, Parrish Law Offices, LLC
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