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This standard operating procedure (SOP) includes the following sections: Purpose, Procedure, Contacts, and Links.
To address allegations of research misconduct in work conducted with PHS funding or work submitted in applications or proposals that request PHS funding, regardless of whether the funds resulted in a grant, contract, cooperative agreement, or other form of NIH support.
Research misconduct is fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, reviewing, or reporting research.
Research misconduct does not include honest error or differences of opinion.
HHS's Office of Research Integrity (ORI) has sole authority over investigations of research misconduct and will coordinate a response.
Go to NIH's Research Integrity site for more information on grantee, contractor, trainee, and investigator responsibilities, as well as details on NIH's role in handling research misconduct.
NIAID's Research Integrity Officer (RIO)—Matthew Fenton
NIH's Extramural Research Integrity Officer (ERIO)—NIHResearchIntegrity@mail.nih.gov.
Director, Office of Science Management and Operations—John McGowan
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42 CFR 93—Public Health Service Policies on Research Misconduct
Bars to Grant Awards—Research Misconduct SOP
HHS Office of Research Integrity
Reporting Fraud, Waste, and Abuse SOP
Research Misconduct on NIH's extramural intranet
Last Updated December 30, 2014
Last Reviewed December 30, 2014