The University of Maine is committed to fostering an environment in which the highest ethical standards in the conduct of research and other scholarly activities are expected. The primary responsibility for maintaining such standards of honesty in the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge rests with the faculty, collaborating staff members, and students. Any individual who is found guilty of willful “Misconduct” as defined below is subject to disciplinary action by the University of Maine.
‘Misconduct’ or ‘Misconduct in Research and Other Scholarly Activities’ means fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, or other practices that seriously deviate from those that are commonly accepted within the scholarly community for proposing, conducting, or reporting research and other scholarly activities. It does not include honest error or honest differences in interpretations or judgments of data.
- Policy and Procedures on Alleged Misconduct in Research and Other Scholarly Activities
- Committee on Scientific Misconduct
Contact for Questions
Special Assistant to Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School