Research misconduct is fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results. The Office of Research Misconduct Proceedings (ORMP)* coordinates the University’s handling of allegations of research misconduct against University personnel and students, in consultation and cooperation with the University’s schools, colleges, and campuses.
ORMP assesses research misconduct complaints and, where appropriate, initiates the research misconduct process. ORMP fulfills the institution’s obligation to assure compliance with the regulations of the University’s federal funding partners.
The University’s rules for addressing allegations of research misconduct are published in the University of Washington Policy Directory, Executive Order No. 61, “Research Misconduct Proceedings,” which was updated in February 2016.
Anne F. Ackenhusen