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Ethics in Research

Research and other scholarly activity at the university must be above reproach. Each member of the university community has the responsibility to ensure the integrity of and ethical standards in any activity with which he or she is directly associated or any activity of which he or she has sufficient knowledge to determine the appropriateness of the activity. Research and other scholarly misconduct undermine the scholarly enterprise and erode public trust in the university community to conduct unbiased and reliable research.

The university is responsible for promoting ethical scholarly practices, including the development of policies and procedures addressing allegations of scholarly misconduct. This policy establishes procedures for identifying, investigating, and reporting instances of alleged or apparent scholarly misconduct. Although the policies and procedures outlined below apply to all employees and volunteers, they are not intended to address all scholarly issues of an ethical nature.

The text below is approved Regents’ Policy for the University of Oklahoma-Norman campus and is printed in its entirety in the Norman campus Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Student Handbooks. Any modification to this policy can be made only by action of the Board of Regents.

Ethics (Faculty Handbook)