Office of Research

Regulations & Policies

University Policies regarding Research Integrity

To ensure that Clemson is in compliance with current regulatory requirements as well as to assist the research community with issues of research integrity, the University has developed a policy that addresses how it will respond to allegations of research misconduct. As defined by federal regulation, research misconduct comprises fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results. The procedures outlined in the policy meet the federal regulatory standards established by both the National Science Foundation and the Public Health Service.

Research Misconduct Policy

Whistleblower Policy

Ethics Line

  • A confidential Ethics Line is provided to assist any member of the University community with reporting concerns or issues about questionable practices. These may include fraud, theft, conflicts of interest, abuse of assets or property, or violations of laws or regulations.

Federal Regulations (misconduct)

National Science Foundation (NSF) - 45 CFR 689

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS/PHS) - 45 CFR Parts 50 and 93

Department of Energy (DoE) - 10 CFR 600 and 733, 48 CFR Parts 935, 952 and 970

Department of Labor

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - 14 CFR 1275