Research Misconduct

The George Washington University (GW) is committed to promoting the highest standards of ethical research and scholarly conduct while pursuing its research mission. All employees or individuals associated with the university have a responsibility to read and understand GW’s Policy and Procedures Regarding Allegations of Research Misconduct.

Reporting Research Misconduct

Individuals may report observed, suspected, or apparent misconduct in research to the Research Integrity Officer at 202-994-6255, or by email at [email protected].

If you would like to remain anonymous, you can use the Regulatory Compliance Help and Referral Line at 1-888-508-5275.

If you are unsure whether a suspected incident falls within the definition of research misconduct, you may call 202-994-6255 to discuss the suspected misconduct informally. If the circumstances described do not meet the definition of research misconduct, but do raise other legitimate concerns, the Research Integrity Officer will refer the individual or allegation to other offices or officials with responsibility for addressing the concerns. At any time, an employee may have confidential discussions and consultations about concerns of possible research misconduct with the Research Integrity Officer and will be counseled about appropriate procedures for reporting allegations. As provided in GW’s policy, the university is also committed to protecting the privacy of those who report misconduct in good faith to the maximum extent possible.