Integrity in the conduct of research and scholarly activities is an important component of a viable and energetic academic community.
The University of West Florida is committed to high quality research and scholarly activity as a means to enrich its learning environment and contribute to the community. As such, it is the policy of the University that all faculty members and researchers shall adhere to the highest standards of intellectual honesty and ethical conduct throughout the planning, performance and reporting of their research and scholarly activities.
All members of the University of West Florida community are expected to not only adhere to ethical standards, but to also report suspected violations of this policy using good faith, to refrain from retaliation against those who report suspected misconduct, and to cooperate with any resulting research misconduct proceedings. Subsequently, it is the duty of the faculty and administration at the University to respond to allegations in a fitting manner to resolve issues arising from such alleged misconduct.
The Assistant Vice President for Research and Director of RAE serves as UWF's Research Integrity Officer and as such is the first point-of-contact to initiate inquiries into allegations of misconduct in research.
For more information, please refer to:
Policy for Responding to Allegations of Misconduct in Research & Scholarly Activity, SR-01.02-01/15