Allegations of research misconduct and proceedings conducted under the UNLV research misconduct policy may be damaging to the professional reputations of persons involved. Accordingly, the maintenance of confidentiality is the guiding principle for this process, to protect both the complainant and the respondent.

Persons subject to this policy who make, receive, or learn of an allegation of research misconduct shall protect, to the maximum extent possible, the confidentiality of information regarding the complainant, the respondent, and other affected individuals. As few individuals as is reasonable shall be involved in the process, and all records dealing with an allegation, its review, and its disposition shall be treated in accordance with Section 6.15 of the Nevada System of Higher Education Code.

Protection from retaliation: The university will make diligent efforts to protect the positions and reputations of those persons who, in good faith, make charges and those who cooperate with an inquiry or investigation into a charge of research misconduct.