Research misconduct is the fabrication, falsification or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results (National Endowment for the Humanities, 2001).
National Endowment for the Humanities Research Misconduct Policy
National Science Foundation Key Regulations: Misconduct in Science and Engineering and Research Misconduct
Department of Health and Human Services- Office of Research Integrity
National Academic Press
National Academy Engineering Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Research Instructional Modules