Dec. 8, 2011

Research misconduct policy clears P&S Council

by Erin Rosacker

Professional and Scientific Council members approved two resolutions at their Dec. 1 meeting, including a unanimous endorsement of a draft research misconduct policy.

Shirley Huck, chair of the policies and procedures committee, said several groups provided input during the policy's development phase, but no feedback was submitted during the public comment period that ended Nov. 18.

The draft policy outlines procedures for defining, determining, investigating and addressing research misconduct. Such a policy is required for agencies seeking federal funding. The Policy Library Advisory Committee meets next week and likely will determine an implementation date for the policy.

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Council members also approved a joint resolution with the Faculty Senate to honor president Gregory Geoffroy, who will step down from his position in January. The resolution acknowledged Geoffroy's "premier leadership" and his service to the Iowa State community.