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EMU Research

Academic Integrity Committee

The Academic Integrity Committee fosters an environment of safe and responsible research conduct at EMU by providing training and education in Responsible Conduct of Research as well as investigating allegations of research or scientific misconduct.

Definition of Research Misconduct

Research Misconduct is a knowing or intentional act of:

  • Falsification: recording or reporting of made-up data or records;
  • Fabrication: manipulating data, equipment, research processes so that the research is misrepresented in the research record or report. Fabrication includes changing or omitting data; OR
  • Plagiarism: appropriation, stealing, or publication of another person's ideas, work, or results without giving credit

In order to qualify as research misconduct, the actions must be inconsistent with accepted professional or academic practices. Allegations of research misconduct must be proven by a preponderance of the evidence (i.e., the evidence has to show that the allegation is more likely true than not).  Please see the EMU Policy on Research Misconduct for more information.

Reporting and Contacts


Research Integrity Officer:

Sonia Chawla, Ph.D.

Research Compliance Officer

200 Boone


Misconduct Policy Officer:

Wade Tornquist, Ph.D.

Interim AP/AVP for Graduate Studies and Research

200 Boone




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