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Chapman University
Human or Animal Welfare Concerns Deviation from accepted practices in proposing or carrying out research regarding humans or animals. Includes failure to comply with requirements of the Institutional Review Board (IRB), requirements pertaining to informed consent, requirements for the protection of researchers, human subjects or the public, and requirements for insuring the welfare of laboratory animals.
Intellectual Property Infringement, Misappropriation or Disclosure Any unauthorized or inappropriate use, misappropriation or disclosure of confidential information (in any form) or intellectual property belonging to the institution or any institution's customer, supplier, or business partner, including, without limitation, any intellectual property protected under any U.S. or other laws relating to copyrights, patents or trade secrets. Also includes any unauthorized or inappropriate use of any institution computer system.
Research Grant Misconduct/Misappropriation of Costs or Conflict of Interest Unallowable or questionable expenditures or cost transfer to grants, contracts or other agreements that may be in violation of Uniform Guidance or the terms of a grant, contract or agreement.
Researchers Conflict of Interest Concerns related to violations of conflict of interest policies governing researchers.
Scientific Misconduct Fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, or other practices that seriously deviate from those that are commonly accepted within the scientific community for proposing, conducting or reporting research. Fabrication is making up data or results and recording or reprinting them. Falsification is manipulating research materials, equipment or processes, or changing or omitting data or results, such that the research is not accurately reported in the research record. Plagiarism is the appropriation of another person's ideas, processes, results or words without giving appropriate credit.