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ORI Introduction to RCR: Chapter 2. Research Misconduct

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  1. Should other practices besides fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism be considered misconduct in research?
  2. Is it fair to use “significant departure from accepted practices” to make judgments about a researcher’s behavior?
  3. Should researchers report misconduct if they are concerned that doing so could adversely impact their career?
  4. What evidence is needed to demonstrate that a researcher committed misconduct “intentionally, or knowingly, or recklessly”?
  5. What are appropriate penalties for different types of misconduct?