The administrative actions PHS/HHS may take against respondents who have a finding of research misconduct made against them include, but are not limited to:
Which administrative actions, the number of administrative actions, and the length of the administrative actions depends on the seriousness of the misconduct, the impact of the misconduct, and whether the misconduct demonstrates a pattern of behavior. Administrative actions are usually imposed for 3 years, but have ranged from 1 year to a lifetime. ORI generally relies on the cooperation of the institution where the respondent is currently employed to assist in implementing administrative actions.
A list of individuals currently under PHS Administrative Actions is available on the PHS Administrative Actions Bulletin Board. Individuals are removed from the bulletin board when the administrative actions expire.
The Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) is an electronic, web-based system that identifies all parties excluded from receiving Federal contracts, certain subcontracts, and certain types of Federal financial and non-financial assistance and benefits including researchers who have been debarred for research misconduct.