It is the intent of the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee to foster a research environment that promotes integrity in all research and that deals forthrightly with allegations of research misconduct. The policies and procedures established for the investigation of research misconduct are designed to protect both the accused and the accuser from detrimental effects, including loss of reputation, until the investigation is completed and the findings made public. This policy does not annul or replace any existing policy or set of procedures outlined in the UWM Policies and Procedures.
- Fabrication is making up data or results and recording or reporting them.
- Falsification is manipulating research materials, equipment, or processes, or changing or omitting data or results such that the research is not accurately represented in the research record.
- Plagiarism is the appropriation of another person's ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit.
- Research misconduct does not include honest error or differences of opinion.
Protection of human or animal subjects
Institutional review of human subject and animal research is housed in the Department of University Safety and Assurances, whose purview also includes environmental protection, health and safety, and risk management.