Research Misconduct

UI Policies

UI Policy on Ethics in Research

UI Policy on Anti-retaliation for Reporting of Misconduct in Research


UI Responsible C​ontacts

Richard Hichwa, Ph.D.
Research Integrity Officer
Office of the Vice President for Research
201 Gilmore Hall
(319) 335-2106 – phone
(319) 335-2104 – fax

University policy also provides that allegations of research misconduct may be made to the Vice President for Research or the Provost.  The Associate Deans for Research in each of the Colleges are also helpful contacts.


Applicable federal/state law, regulations, agency guidance

Public Health Service Policies on Research Misconduct; Final Rule, 42 C.F.R. Parts 50 and 93

Proposed PHS Standards for the Protection of Research Misconduct Whistleblowers, 65 Fed. Reg. 70830

Federal Whistleblower Protection Act, 5 U.S.C. 1201



General educational programs covering research ethics can be found at

Responsible conduct of research information is available at

General Resources

The PHS Office of Research Integrity maintains an excellent web site at