Research Misconduct

It is critical to be proactive in the promotion of the ethical conduct of research and create a positive environment in which inappropriate research practices do not occur in the first place.

We invite you to read the university’s policy on Ethical Conduct of Research and Research Misconduct. That policy sets standards for the ethical conduct of research and describes what needs to happen in cases in which an allegation of research misconduct is made against a BC researcher. The policy applies to all members of the Boston College research community, including faculty members, students, post-doctoral fellows and research staff working on research projects in any discipline.

If you have any concerns or questions and would like to discuss a matter further, please contact Jiin-Yu Chen. Incidents of research misconduct can also be anonymously reported to the Business Ethics Hotline.