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The George Washington University is committed to promoting the highest standards of ethical research and scholarly conduct while pursuing its research mission. All employees or individuals associated with the university have a responsibility to read and understand GW’s Policy and Procedures Regarding Allegations of Research Misconduct and to report observed, suspected, or apparent misconduct in research to the Executive Director, Research Integrity and Compliance at (202-994-6255), or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If an individual is unsure whether a suspected incident falls within the definition of research misconduct, he or she may call 202-994-6255 to discuss the suspected misconduct informally. If the circumstances described by the individual do not meet the definition of research misconduct, but do raise other legitimate concerns, the Executive Director of Research Integrity and Compliance will refer the individual or allegation to other offices or officials with responsibility for addressing the concerns. At any time, an employee may have confidential discussions and consultations about concerns of possible research misconduct with the Executive Director of Research Integrity and Compliance and will be counseled about appropriate procedures for reporting allegations. As provided in the Policy, the university is also committed to protecting the privacy of those who report misconduct in good faith to the maximum extent possible.
If you would like to remain anonymous, you can use the Regulatory Compliance Help and Referral Line at 1-888-508-5275. Additional information can be found on the Compliance office website.