Policy on Research Misconduct
LSU has a commitment to high ethical standards in research and scholarship, and expects that all personnel serving in any capacity in research will work to ensure the integrity of science and scholarship. In the event of possible deviation from these standards, LSU provides this policy and administrative procedure to review reports of alleged research misconduct conducted under University auspices.
The procedures do not create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law by a party against the institution, its agencies, or employees. Definitions of terms used in this policy are found in section II. The primary responsibility for detecting, investigating, reporting and resolving allegations of research misconduct rests with the University. If warranted, the University must take whatever action is necessary to ensure the integrity of research; the rights and interests of research subjects, the public, the respondent, and the complainant; and the observance of relevant legal requirements imposed by any involved funding agency.