Three categories of activities are generally considered research misconduct. They are:
The National Science Foundation states that “other serious deviations from accepted practices” also constitute misconduct. Department of Health and Human Services also defines research misconduct.
The below links provide information to researchers about what constitutes misconduct, how to report it, how institutions can deal with it, and how to identify practices that might decrease the risk of unwitting or deliberate research misconduct. Material presented in a fashion that encourages engagement in the process of ethical decision making. Includes case studies, Q&A and opportunities for reflection.