What are some red flags that may help you avoid research misconduct? Research Integrity Officers from the HHS Office of Research Integrity (ORI) and NIH answer this question and more during our recent Research Misconduct & Detrimental Research Practices event.
If you ever come across misconduct, whether it be harassment, fraud, grant scams, research misconduct, peer review violations, or foreign interference, please report it. You can find the appropriate contacts for various types of concerns on our new Report a Concern page.
That’s a bit…odd. That gel image looks photoshopped. The data looks too good to be true. And, wait a second, that figure appeared in another paper! These are examples of research misconduct. What do you do if you suspect research misconduct? Join us for this next installment of NIH’s All About Grants podcast with Dr. Christine Ring on addressing research misconduct.
When research findings are made up from thin air, misrepresented in some way, or blatantly and without credit copied from others, we risk eroding the public’s trust, damaging institutional reputation, harming careers, incurring skepticism, misleading future research, and, arguably most importantly, hurting patients. NIH takes research misconduct seriously. We are being proactive.