FTM promotes high ethical standards and has a policy in place related to research misconduct. This policy applies to all faculty staff, students and support personnel performing research activities.
The Office of Research Integrity & Compliance Committee (FTM-ORIC) manages allegations of research misconduct by overseeing and preventing research misconduct; encouraging all staff to use the procedures for reporting possible scientific misconduct; investigating and managing the resolution of research misconduct in an expeditious, fair, confidential and judicious manner; and heightening awareness of potential problems of misconduct in science.
Research misconduct is a serious offense within the scientific community. It includes a range of different actions, such as fabrication and falsification of results, and plagiarism. It covers different stages of research, including proposing and reviewing research, performing research, and reporting research. Research misconduct does not include honest mistakes or differences of opinion.