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Research Integrity/Allegations of Research Misconduct

If you would like to report an alleged research misconduct, please contact Dr. Sebnem Cilesiz.  If you would like to learn how to recognize or avoid research misconduct, please review our resource materials on misconduct or take the CITI Responsible Conduct of Research online course.

We seek excellence in the discovery and dissemination of knowledge. Excellence in scholarship requires all of us to adhere to the highest standards of integrity with regard to research, instruction and evaluation.  As scholars and citizens of the university community, we all must be aware of our responsibilities to colleagues, students, the university, the community and society at large and act ethically at all times.

We have policies and procedures, that align with federal and state regulations, for dealing with alleged misconduct. These procedures are also intended to protect innocent researchers and scholars from harassment, to prevent interference with their academic freedom, and to protect anyone who reports an alleged misconduct from retribution.


Dr. Sebnem Cilesiz
Research Integrity Officer
(337) 482-6470

Click HERE to ANONYMOUSLY report a research misconduct concern.


Research Integrity Policy

Interactive Movie on Research Misconduct  - In "The Lab: Avoiding Research Misconduct," you become the lead characters in an interactive movie and make decisions about integrity in research that can have long-term consequences. The simulation addresses Responsible Conduct of Research topics such as avoiding research misconduct, mentorship responsibilities, handling of data, responsible authorship, and questionable research practices.

Federal Office of Research Integrity

Guide to Handling Research Misconduct

If you would like more information or online training about avoiding research misconduct or which actions may be construed as research misconduct, please go to the Responsible Conduct of Research page and enroll in the appropriate course module. For assistance in choosing the appropriate course module, please contact Dr. Robin Broussard, Director, Office of Research Integrity.