Research misconduct has become a focus of federal funding agencies in the United States due to several public cases of egregious misbehavior by research faculty and staff. Institutions, including UNLV, that accept federal funding have an obligation to develop and appropriately implement a research misconduct policy (42 CFR Part 93).
Although federal policies technically apply only to federally funded research, UNLV, in compliance with state and Nevada System of Higher Education policies, applies federal research misconduct policies to all research.
The following information has been provided to clarify UNLV’s research misconduct policy. Portions of the federal research misconduct policy and NSHE Code have been excerpted for your convenience. In all cases, the full and current text of the federal research misconduct policy and NSHE Code supersede any information provided on this website.
- Purpose of Research Misconduct Policy
- Applicability of Research Misconduct Policy
- Research Misconduct Defined
- Reporting Allegations of Research Misconduct
- Responsibility for Inquiry and Investigation of Allegations
- Phases of Response to an Allegation
- Potential Sanctions for Findings of Research Misconduct
- Restoring Reputations
Policy and Information Links
- UNLV Policy on Research Misconduct
- Federal Research Misconduct Policy
- DHHS Office of Research Integrity
- ORI Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research
(Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Research Integrity)
- Nevada System of Higher Education Code