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University of Oregon
Research
Conflict of Interest/Conflict of Commitment A situation in which a researcher or family member has a financial or non-financial interest that may compromise the conduct of the person’s official duties. Also includes situations where the time or effort that a researcher devotes to other activities interferes with the employee’s fulfillment of assigned institution responsibilities.
Data Privacy Unauthorized access to and/or disclosure of sensitive data, including personally identifiable data of students, faculty, human research subjects, and other third parties, that is maintained by the institution.
Environmental and Safety Matters If situation presents an immediate threat, please contact your local authorities. Unsafe conditions and failure to meet requirements needed to ensure a reasonably secure working or laboratory environment. Includes violations of environmental and safety laws.
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, (examples include violation of policy, sabotage).
Human or Animal Research Non-compliance with requirements for the 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 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.
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 federal or university cost accounting standards.
Research/Scientific Misconduct Serious deviation from accepted practices such as fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism, in proposing, carrying out research or in reporting the results of research; or material failure to comply with federal requirements.