Research Misconduct

The Ohio State University, in carrying out its research mission, expects and encourages all members of the university engaged in research to adhere to the highest standards of research integrity to protect the accuracy and reliability of the research record and published results. The university’s Research Misconduct Policy was adopted by the University Senate on March 1, 2021 and outlines university procedures for handling allegations of research misconduct and describes the processes under which research misconduct proceedings are performed.

Research misconduct is defined as fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results. As noted in the university policy, research misconduct does not include honest error or differences of opinion.

Allegations of possible research misconduct should be treated with the utmost confidentiality and should be brought to the attention of the Office of Research Compliance staff as promptly as possible.

Associate Vice President and Research Integrity Officer, Susan Garfinkel, (614-292-7150)

Associate Directors and Research Integrity Officers: Courtney Mankowski, (614-292-5714) or Bridget Carruthers, (614-292-8178).

Policies & Procedures