Ethical Conduct of Research

Maintaining trust and integrity, and the ethical behavioral of investigators of the College of Medicine is a top priority for both our College and each individual faculty member. Penn State Policy AD-47 outlines the general standards of professional ethics within the academic community. Violations of ethical standards, and University policy, must be considered to be a serious breach of the trust placed in each member of the faculty and staff. Any potential, or alleged, misconduct in research, including fabrication or falsification of data, plagiarism, disregard for the protection of human or animal subjects, as well as financial conflict of interest, will be investigated as outlined in Penn State Policy RP 02.