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Federal Policies - Research Misconduct

The University of Michigan complies with federal agencies' policies regarding the investigation of allegations of research misconduct involving activity supported by those agencies.  In general, federal agencies require notification by the university when the institution becomes aware of the following either during a misconduct inquiry or prior to the decison to initiate an investigation:

  • The health or safety of the public is at risk, including an immediate need to protect human or animal subjects
  • The resources from, the reputation of, or the interests of the federal agency are threatened/need protecting
  • Research activities should be suspended
  • There is reasonable indication of possible violations of civil or criminal law 
  • Federal action is required to protect the interests of those involved in the research misconduct proceeding
  • The research communicty, scientific community, or public should be informed ​

References and Resources

PHS Office of Research Integrity

  • ORI: List of Federal Misconduct Policies The Public Health Service (PHS) Office of Research Integrity (ORI) maintains a list of links to the research misconduct policies for the following agencies: Health and Human Services (HHS), which includes PHS; National Science Foundation (NSF); Department of Transportation (DOT); Department of Veterans Affairs; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Other Federal Agencies