West Virginia University has an Office of Research Integrity. That Office deals with allegations of academic misconduct including plagiarism, falsification and fabrication of academic materials. You may review the Misconduct Policy by following the link below.

Policy and Procedures for Responding to Allegations of Academic Misconduct at West Virginia University (applies to conduct occurring before May 9, 2011)

West Virginia University Research Integrity Procedure (applies to conduct occurring on or after May 9, 2011)

All employees of the University are responsible for reporting any information which they may have concerning violations of this Policy. If you believe that you have information concerning a violation of this Policy on any of the campuses of West Virginia University, you should report that information to the Research Integrity Officer. If you are not sure whether the matter which concerns you is a violation of the Policy, you may consult with the Research Integrity Officer before filing an official complaint.

Research Integrity Officer
Marjorie Anne McDiarmid
West Virginia University
Box 6130
Morgantown, WV 26506
phone (304) 293-6821
fax (304) 293-8102

All University employs engaged in research are responsible for adhering to standards of research integrity. If you want some training on research misconduct, you may follow the links below.

Introduction to Avoiding Research Misconduct

Avoiding Plagiarism

More Materials

These materials are made available by the Office of Research Integrity of the US Public Health Service.