Report a Research Concern

Case Western Reserve University believes integrity is essential to all research done within its purview. There are regulations, policies and procedures that govern all research—whether it is funded by a federal, state or local agency, a private foundation or through CWRU funds. If a member of the research community has concern about the integrity of research, they should use one of the resources listed here to discuss their concerns and provide information to the appropriate officials so that the situation can be reviewed.

CWRU Research Integrity Office

If you have a concern about research at CWRU, contact Research Integrity at or call the Research Integrity Officer at (216) 368-6131. We will assist you, or if necessary, connect you with the appropriate unit or individual for assistance.

CWRU Integrity Hotline

You may also report illegal or unethical behavior by calling CWRU's Integrity Hotline at 1.866.483.9367 or visiting

The hotline provides an anonymous mechanism to communicate concerns of non-compliance. All Integrity Hotline calls are answered by a neutral third party vendor. Employees who, in good faith, report unlawful activity are protected from retaliation by Ohio’s “Whistle Blower” Law and university policy.