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Villanova University
Research
Conflict of Interest Concerns related to violations of conflict of interest policies governing researchers.
Data Privacy Technical, contractual, administrative and physical steps taken by the University to protect against unauthorized access to and disclosure of personally identifiable data of students, faculty and other third parties that the Unversity possesses, such as Social Security and drivers license numbers, bank or credit card information or health data. Includes the theft of, and intentional or inadvertent loss of, such data.
Environmental and Safety Matters Failure to meet the requirements of any applicable law, rule or regulation relating to the environment, working conditions or workplace safety, including, without limitation, regulations promulgated by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and similar agencies in other jurisdictions. Includes a failure to inform supervisors of the failure to meet the requirements.
Export Controls Failure to comply with export control laws prohibiting the sharing with foreign nationals of certain restricted ITAR or EAR data having potential military or military/commercial application.
Fraud The intentional misrepresentation or concealment of information in order to deceive, mislead, or acquire something of value. A fraud is an intentional deception perpetrated to secure an unfair gain.
Human or Animal Research Inappropriate use of humans or animals involved in research.
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 University or any University 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 University computer system.
Research Grant Misconduct or Misappropriation of Costs Unallowable or questionable expenditures or cost transfers to government grants, contracts or other agreements. Any expenditures or cost transfers that may be in violation of OMB Circular A-21.
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 personís ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit.
Other Research Matters Other matters of concern not specifically outlined above.