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Baylor University - Research
Conflict of Interest A situation in which a person or a family member has a financial interest or non financial interest that may compromise, or provide the incentive to compromise, the behavior in the conduct of the personís duties at the University, the personís influence on decisions that the University may make, or the personís influence over his or her associates outside the University.
Data Privacy Refers to the technical, contractual, administrative and physical steps taken by the University to protect against unauthorized access to and disclosure of personally identifiable data of employees and customers and other third parties that we possess.
Falsification of Contracts, Reports or Records Falsification of records consists of altering, falsifying, or forging all or any part of a document, contract or record for the purpose of gaining an advantage, or misrepresenting the value of the document, contract or record. Failure to complete and post or file data and reports required by law to governmental agencies.
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)
Intellectual Property Infringement Any unauthorized or inappropriate use, misappropriation or disclosure of confidential information (in any form) or intellectual property belonging to the University or any University'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 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.
Theft / Embezzlement The act of stealing; specifically: the felonious taking and removing of personal property with intent to deprive the rightful owner of it. To appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use (Examples include: bookkeeping errors, misapplication of funds, and mishandling of cash)
Waste, Abuse or Misuse of University Resources Improper or unauthorized use of this University's resources and technologies for personal gain.
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