Research Misconduct

Research misconduct means intentional, knowing, or reckless fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research or in reporting research results.

A finding of research misconduct requires that there be a significant departure from accepted practices of the relevant research community, and does not include honest error or honest differences in interpretations of data or judgments.

  • UGA employees have a duty to report any suspected research misconduct (or concerns about possible misconduct).
  • UGA has a duty to investigate any allegation brought forth.
  • UGA has a duty to protect, to the extent allowed by law, both the person bringing concerns forward and the person who is accused.

Research Misconduct Policy

Protection against Retaliation – Whistleblower Protection

Please report research misconduct concerns to Christopher King, or 706-542-4016.