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In addition to reaffirming UCLA’s commitment to maintaining the integrity of scholarship and research, UCLA Policy 993 outlines the way in which the campus will respond to allegations of research misconduct.

Research misconduct is defined as fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results.  Please note that research misconduct does not include honest error, differences of opinion, or a dispute among collaborators about authorship or credit.

Policy 993 was recently updated. There are two primary changes: 1) a change in the way allegations against students will be handled, and 2) a change in the limitation period within which the alleged misconduct must have taken place in order to initiate the response process.

The revised policy can be found on the Administrative Policies and Procedures website.

Questions about the policy should be directed to Ann Pollack, Assistant Vice Chancellor – Research, at x40387 or