Research Integrity - Case Studies

Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities are integral to being an academician.

As part of a community of scholars, we share our research and build upon the work of one another. As such, it is critical that our research and scholarship be conducted, shared, and judged with integrity. The quality of our reputation depends on the quality of our research and scholarship.

RESEARCH, as used on this site, refers to research and scholarship across all disciplinary fields from the Arts and Humanities to the Sciences.

RESEARCH broadly includes the exploration, discovery, interpretation, revision, and sharing of knowledge of our world, including the creation of works for the enlightenment and intellectual stimulation of humans.

A RESEARCHER broadly includes all who contribute to the process of research according to the standards in their field.

RESEARCH INTEGRITY broadly refers to the thoughtful and honest adherence to relevant ethical, disciplinary, and financial standards in the promotion, design, conduct, evaluation, and sharing of research in their field.

This site is organized along the eight basic principles recommended by the Research Mentoring Task Force led by Hans Kende, then Professor of Plant Biology in the Plant Research Laboratory and member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Role Playing

Authorship and Publication


Conflict of Interest



    Management of Research Data

    Mentor/Trainee Relationships

    Peer Review


    Protection of Human Rights

    Protection of Intellectual Property

      The Continuum from Research Integrity to Research Misconduct

      Use of Animals at Michigan State University