Cal Poly Pomona



Misconduct in Research

Number 1.11
Effective Date March 27, 2009
Initiating Entity Provost
Affected Entities Campus Community
Responsible Entity AVP for Research
Revisions if any   Supersedes Interim Policy Adopted December 2004

Policy Statement:

It is the policy of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (“University”) to adhere to and promote the highest ethical standards of conduct in research and creative activities. Despite extremely rare occurrences, misconduct in research can have a significant impact on the reputation and credibility of the University, its faculty and students, and therefore it cannot be tolerated. The purpose of this policy is to provide the University with a set of procedures for investigating and reporting instances of alleged or apparent misconduct in research and creative activity.

This policy is also intended to conform to the requirements of the United States Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS"), the U.S. Public Health Service ("PHS"), the National Science Foundation ("NSF") and Federal regulations including, but not limited to, the "Public Health Service Policies on Research Misconduct" [42 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 93] and the "National Science Foundation Regulations on Misconduct in Science and Engineering Research" [45 CFR, Part 689.]

This policy shall apply to University administrators, faculty and staff, conducting any research and to students while involved in research funded by external sponsors administered by the University.

Every effort has been made to ensure compliance with current Collective Bargaining Agreements for University employees.  No part of this policy should be considered as a substitute for any part of the Agreements.

AS-2259-078/FA Policy and Procedures for Reporting and Dealing with Possible Misconduct in Research