Misconduct by Graduate Students and Postdocs

Where Was the Mentor?

ORI staff are analyzing 50 research misconduct cases involving postdocs and research associates to determine the type of relationship the respondents had with their mentor/advisor. The case files are being examined to determine whether mentors/advisors supervised or delegated that responsibility to others, the PI/advisor examined original data, the respondent was under any stress to meet a deadline, or the laboratory had difficult interpersonal behaviors. The study is expected to be completed in 2007.

Source URL: https://ori.hhs.gov/misconduct-graduate-students-and-postdocs