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Research Integrity

The UCONN Health (UCH) research community is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards in the performance, reporting, reviewing and proposing of research and scholarly activity.  To this end, it is the responsibility of all UCH faculty, staff, students, trainees and visiting scientists to refrain from:

  • the fabrication of research data recorded in laboratory notebooks (or other media used for the storage and retrieval of data), included in manuscripts of scholarly publications (whether they be in draft form or in final form submitted to a scholarly journal), included in seminars or symposia (either at UCH or at other institutions or venues), or included in proposals for research funding (whether they be in draft form or in final form submitted to a funding agency), or in the review of research;
  • the falsification of research data recorded in laboratory notebooks (or other media used for the storage and retrieval of data), included in manuscripts of scholarly publications (whether they be in draft form or in final form submitted to a scholarly journal), included in seminars or symposia (either at UCH or at other institutions or venues), or included in proposals for research funding (whether they be in draft form or in final form submitted to a funding agency), or in the review of research;
  • plagiarizing the works of others in the preparation and/or dissemination of reports of research, or in proposals for research funding (whether they be in draft form or in final form submitted to a funding agency).

It is also the responsibility of the UCH research community to report suspected incidents of research misconduct in accordance with UCH Policy 2003-41 “Review of Alleged Misconduct of Research”.

The UCH Office of Research Integrity (ORI) is responsible for providing counsel and training in the area of research integrity and the responsible conduct of research, and in the implementation of the UCH Policy on the Review of Alleged Misconduct of Research.  The ORI is directed by UCH’s Research Integrity Officer (RIO), currently Leonard Paplauskas, Associate Vice President for Research Administration (Emeritus).  For questions or additional information, please direct email to paplauskas@uchc.edu or call 860-679-4216.