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Research Integrity

Maintaining integrity of our research programs is of the utmost importance at CWRU. The following information is based on regulatory requirements and the University's high standard of excellence.

Research Misconduct

Research Misconduct means fabrication, falsification, plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results. All employees or individuals associated with CWRU should report observed, suspected, or apparent misconduct in research to the Research Integrity Officer. If an individual is unsure whether a suspected incident falls within the definition of research misconduct, he or she may contact the Research Integrity Officer to discuss the suspected misconduct informally.

Resources

CWRU's Research Misconduct Policy (see page 87)
DHHS Office of Research Integrity

Research Integrity Officer 
Tracy Wilson-Holden 
216.368.6131
tracy.wilson-holden@case.edu

Data Management

The Principal Investigator is the custodian of research data, unless agreed on in writing otherwise, and is responsible for the collection, management and retention of research data. Research data must be retained in sufficient detail and for an adequate period of time to enable appropriate responses to questions about accuracy, authenticity, primacy and compliance with laws and regulations governing the conduct of the research. Questions regarding the management of research data should be addressed to the Associate Vice President for Research.

Resources

CWRU Custody of Research Data Policy (see page 83)
COGR Access to and Retention of Research Data: Rights and Responsibilities