McNeese has adopted a document entitled "General Standards of Professional Ethics as Related to Research at McNeese State University" as its policy relating to scientific misconduct. It defines "misconduct" as fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, or other practices that seriously deviate from those that are commonly accepted within the research community for proposing, conducting, or reporting research. It does not include honest errors or honest differences in interpretation or judgments of data. Anyone wishing complete details of this policy should contact the Office of Research Services and Sponsored Programs.
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