Questions tagged [whistleblowing]

Reporting a perceived violation of ethical academic conduct, such as grant fraud, falsification of research results, or intellectual property theft.

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My professor is rigging data and plagiarizing. What can I do?

My department head is manipulating data in his research papers and skillfully alters plagiarized text to avoid detection. I found this out while working with him on a journal article. I politely ...
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Should I report an accepted PhD thesis in which the literature review is copied verbatim from sources?

While writing the literature review for my doctoral dissertation, I picked up a few recent dissertations on similar topics from the library to get some pointers on references and style. As I was ...
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Should I report cheating to my professor? If so, how?

My professor reuses old tests. I have no idea why she told us this, but she did. In class today I noticed someone reviewing last years test, with the answers circled, on their computer in google drive,...