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Allegations of Misconduct

Policy and Procedures for Responding to Allegations of Academic Misconduct at West Virginia University

OSP would like to make sure that individuals are aware that West Virginia University has an Office of Academic Integrity. The Office deals with allegations of research misconduct including plagiarism, falsification and fabrication of research materials. You may review the Research Misconduct Policy by following the link below.

All faculty and staff of the University are responsible for reporting any information which they may have concerning violations of this Policy. If you believe that you have information concerning a violation of this Policy on any of the campuses of West Virginia University, you should report that information to the Research Integrity Officer. If you are not sure whether the matter which concerns you is a violation of the Policy, you may consult with the Research Integrity Officer before filing an official complaint.

Marjorie Anne McDiarmid
Research Integrity Officer
West Virginia University
P.O. Box 6130
Morgantown, WV 26506
(304) 293-6821  |  fax: (304) 293-8102

All University staff engaged in research are responsible for adhering to standards of research integrity. If you would like training or more information, please be sure to visit the Office of Research Integrity & Compliance.


West Virginia University holds itself to the highest ethical standards. For this reason, the University has joined with EthicsPoint to establish an anonymous system for reporting possible violations of the University's policies. You may file an anonymous report with West Virginia University through this site or by calling EthicsPoint toll-free at 866-413-1955. Learn more about EthicsLine.