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Misconduct in Research

The Office of Research assists with managing Misconduct in Research.

Misconduct is defined as:

  1. Research misconduct is defined as fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, in proposing, of reviewing research, or in reporting research results. Fabrication is making up data or results or recording or reporting them. Falsification is manipulating research materials, equipment, or processes, or changing or omitting data or research results such that research is not accurately represented in the research record. Plagiarism is the appropriation of another person's ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit. Misconduct does not include honest error or honest differences in opinion.
  2. Preponderance of the evidence means proof by information that, compared with that opposing it, leads to the conclusion that the fact at issue is more probably tine than not (42 CFR 93.219).

For the full CSUSM policy regarding misconduct in reseach, click here.