Research Integrity

Reporting an Allegation

The Office of Academic Integrity is the appropriate office to receive concerns and questions regarding allegations of research misconduct.   Responsible allegations, or information related to responsible allegations, should be sent directly to the Office of Academic Integrity in writing including all relevant evidence.

Allegations of misconduct may be received from within or outside of the University.  The allegation of misconduct shall include particulars in sufficient detail to enable all persons to make clear the nature or type of research activity which is regarded as being the subject of misconduct. 
This also should include:

  • a brief description of the facts
  • events and circumstances which describe the allegations
  • readily available evidence

Upon receipt of an allegation of misconduct the Office of shall initiate an inquiry to establish whether an allegation is responsible and if an investigation is required.  

Stages of an Allegation