RESEARCH INTEGRITY AND MISCONDUCT
|Publication Date:||15 October 2018|
APPLICABILITY AND SCOPE
This Instruction applies to:
The Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Military Departments, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities and all other organizational entities in the Department of Defense (hereafter referred to collectively as "the DoD Components").
All allegations of research misconduct (as defined in enclosure 2) by performers or reviewers of research (also as defined in enclosure 2) or advanced technology development activities that use DoD resources, including:
Civilian and military employees of the DoD Components;
Employees of non-Federal entities that receive DoD funding through procurement contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, or other funding instruments, under the terms of those instruments;
Individual consultants, under the terms of their appointments; and
Individuals other than DoD employees participating in research activities conducted by the DoD Components or under their auspices, including proposal reviewers not covered under subparagraphs 2.2.2. or 2.2.3., individuals under special personnel appointments, and visiting scientists, under the terms of the instruments that establish their relationship with the Department of Defense.
This Instruction supplements the policy established by paragraph 4.8. of reference (a) and implements subparagraph 5.1.5. of reference (a) by specifying detailed procedures and standards for the Department of Defense for the prevention of research misconduct. This Instruction is consistent with the "Federal Policy on Research Misconduct" (reference (b)), which calls upon those Federal Agencies that support or conduct research on an intramural or extramural basis to issue policies and procedures that conform to the Federal policy.