Scientific & Research Misconduct Annual Reports
Scientific & Research Misconduct Annual Report FY12
Scientific & Research Misconduct Annual Report FY13-14
Scientific & Research Misconduct Annual Report FY15
Scientific and Research Misconduct is defined as fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing scientific and research activities, or in the products or reporting of these activities. Scientific and Research Misconduct specifically includes:
- intentional circumvention of the integrity of the science and research process by violation of NOAA's Code of Ethics for Science Supervision and Management; and
- actions that compromise the scientific process by violating NOAA's Code of Scientific Conduct.
- Scientific and Research Misconduct does not include honest error or differences of opinion.
NOAA's procedures for lodging and responding to allegations of misconduct are provided in the Procedural Handbook that accompanies NOAA's Scientific Integrity policy.