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University Procedures

Research Misconduct

University Procedures

Resolution Process

Inquiry

To assess whether the Allegation has substance and an Investigation is warranted.

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Preliminary Reviewers review evidence and conduct interviews as necessary

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Comments from Complainant and Respondent

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Final Inquiry Report to Standing Committee

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Standing Committee accepts or rejects Preliminary Reviewers’ recommendation as to whether an Investigation is warranted

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Investigation

The formal development of a factual record and examination and evaluation of such record

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Standing Committee appoints Ad Hoc Committee to conduct Investigation

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Ad Hoc Committee examines Research records and evidence; interviews Complainant, Respondent, and witnesses.

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Ad Hoc Committee prepares draft Investigation Report, including whether finding of Research Misconduct should be made, and, if so, corrective action

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Comments from Complainant and Respondent

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Final Investigation Report to Standing Committee

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Standing Committee accepts, rejects or modifies recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee

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Adjudication

If Standing Committee decides that a finding of Research Misconduct should be made, EVPR reviews report of Ad Hoc Committee and Standing Committee and consults with Responsible Academic Officer

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EVPR accepts, rejects or modifies recommendations

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Appeal

Respondent may appeal to Provost

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Provost may affirm, overturn or modify decision of EVPR