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Research or Educational Grant Misconduct or Misappropriation of Costs Non-compliance concerning any 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 Non-compliance concerning 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.
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: misappropriation of funds or mishandling of cash).
Waste, Abuse, or Misuse of Institute Resources Improper or unauthorized use of institute’s resources and technologies for personal gain.
Data Privacy Refers to the technical, contractual, administrative and physical steps taken by the institution to protect against unauthorized access to and disclosure of personally identifiable data of employees and other third parties that we posses.
International Research Compliance & Research Security/Export Controls Refers to issues concerning research conducted internationally and unauthorized access to or disclosure of research information, materials, or data that is specifically marked as “secret” or has access and/or distribution restrictions under the US Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic In Arms Regulation (ITAR). This includes failure to comply with any access limitations by students or visiting faculty that the university has agreed upon in sponsored research or grant agreements with federal or industry sponsors or sharing distributing or presenting (at conferences or by publication) research results or data that is restricted or controlled under EAR or ITAR, or formal agreement with a research sponsor.
Environmental and Safety Matters Failure to meet the requirements of any applicable law rule or regulation related to the environment working conditions or work place safety.
Falsification of Contracts, Reports, or Records Non-compliance concerning altering, fabricating, 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.
Fraud The intentional misrepresentation or concealment of information in order to deceive mislead or require something of value. A fraud is an intentional deception perpetrated to secure an unfair gain. (Examples include embezzlement, violation of policy, theft, and sabotage)
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 US or other laws related to copyright patents or trade secrets. Also includes any unauthorized or inappropriate use of any institution computer system.
Research Integrity Issues Care and Use of Animals in Research and Teaching, Conflict of Interest, Human Subject Use and Research.

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