Procedures for investigating allegations

Policy and procedures for addressing research misconduct
This Order implements the Federal Policy at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This Order is consistent with the Federal Policy that addresses only fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in research misconduct and does not supersede EPA or institutional policies or procedures for addressing other forms of misconduct.
On December 6, 2000, the Executive Office of the President issued the government-wide Federal Policy on Research Misconduct, hereinafter referred to as “the Federal Policy.” The Federal Policy applies to all Federally funded and all Federally conducted research as well as to all proposals submitted to Federal agencies for research funding. The Federal Policy requires all Federal agencies that conduct or support research to implement the Federal Policy by December 6, 2001. This Order applies to all research conducted, sponsored or funded, in whole or in part, by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and to research proposals submitted to EPA. It thus applies to research conducted by EPA, conducted or managed for EPA by contractors, and funded by EPA and performed at research institutions, including universities and industrial facilities.
Reference of the resource
Policy and procedures for addressing research misconduct, EPA Order, Classification No.: 3120.5.
Dealing with breaches of RI
Procedures for investigating allegations
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Relevant stakeholder(s):
Pre-graduate students
Post-graduate students
PhD candidates
Early career researchers
Senior researchers
Researchers in industry
Tenured faculty members
Research administrators
Members of Research Ethics Committees
Members of Research Integrity Offices/Bodies
RPO senior management staff (Rectors, Deans)
Relevant organisational level(s):
System (macro level)
Institution (meso level)
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