Indiana University takes a strong, proactive approach to preserving research integrity and preventing research misconduct. Research misconduct is defined as fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results.
- Fabrication is making up data or results and recording or reporting them.
- Falsification is manipulating research materials, equipment, or processes, or changing or omitting data or results such that the research is not accurately represented in the research record.
- Plagiarism is appropriating another person’s ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit.