Research Integrity Webinar Series

Think Research Misconduct Allegations Can’t Happen to You? Think Again!

Research misconduct allegations at IU continue to rise, and have a huge impact on the affected researchers, their colleagues, and their research. Falsification, fabrication, and plagiarism can happen in any discipline, on any campus, and often looks very different from the research misconduct cases in the headlines. In this new webinar series, IU Research Integrity Office staff will join faculty members who adjudicate research misconduct cases to discuss the causes and consequences of research misconduct and share lessons learned from real cases right here at IU.

Join us to learn

  • What falsification, fabrication, and plagiarism look like in real life
  • How research misconduct allegations can affect you and your research
  • Approaches for preventing research misconduct, and research misconduct allegations, in your own labs and research teams

Next Session

Small mistakes, big consequences

October 6, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Many research misconduct allegations stem from sloppy mistakes or poor documentation practices. Research Integrity Office staff will highlight several examples from recent cases and faculty colleagues will offer potential solutions for ensuring protocol compliance.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™ by Indiana University School of Medicine.


  • Shelley Bizila, MS
Director & Research Integrity Officer
Research Integrity Office
IU Office of Research Compliance


Chief Research and Development Officer, Eskenazi Health
Professor, IU School of Medicine
Scientist, IU Center for Aging Research at Regenstrief Institute


Assistant Dean, Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
Professor, Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology
Chair, IU Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
IU School of Medicine
Co-Director, Workforce Development, Indiana CTSI


With Introductions by:
Vice President for Research, IU
Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law
Maurer School of Law
IU Bloomington


Executive Associate Dean for Research Affairs
Chair, Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics
IU School of Medicine


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Upcoming sessions

  • Authorship and plagiarism: RIO staff will discuss recent cases where unclear authorship expectations and authorship disputes led to allegations of plagiarism. Faculty colleagues will share best practices for authorship, especially in collaborations with graduate students and junior faculty, and ways to avoid such concerns.
  • Research oversight: Research misconduct can happen at all levels of the research team. Investigators who have found research misconduct within their teams will discuss the impact of research misconduct allegations and lessons they learned.
  • Culture of compliance: The culture of a lab or research team is a significant predictor of research practices, both good and bad. RIO staff will share examples of how negative environments have led to allegations of research misconduct, and faculty colleagues will discuss approaches for ensuring a culture that discourages research misconduct.