Research Integrity Policies

The following policies and procedures govern academic scholarship and research activities conducted at the University of Illinois.

Links to Federal Agency research integrity policies

Department of Health and Human Services (PHS, ORI) (PDF)

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Responsible Conduct of Research Training Program

Sexual Misconduct and Research

UIS is firmly committed to the highest levels of research integrity, which includes fostering diversity and inclusion and maintaining environments free from discrimination based on sex or gender, and free of sexual misconduct. Sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, stalking, domestic or dating violence, and sexual assault are prohibited in the research environment, whether in the lab, in the field, or at a conference.

Title IX at UIS

UIS supports the campus community with the office of the Title IX Coordinator. The policies and procedures, as well as training materials and links to counseling services and other assistance, are available on the Title IX website.

To report an incident, follow the procedures outlined by the Title IX Coordinator.

In an emergency, please contact the UIS Campus Police at 217-206-7777.


The Women’s Center at UIS maintains a list of local resources to assist victims of sexual misconduct.

The National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health have issued statements to the scientific research community prohibiting sexual harassment of any type.

NSF Harassment Notices

NIH Harassment Notices

Research Integrity Violations

If you suspect that someone associated with UIS is violating the research integrity policy, please contact the Research Integrity Officer, Dr. Lucia Vazquez (217 206-8112,

You can also report suspected violations anonymously through the University of Illinois EthicsLine, 1-866-758-2146.