Academic Misconduct

Academic misconduct is a serious and intentional deviation from the norms of good academic practice.

In legal terms, it is often defined as intentional plagiarism, fabrication or falsification.

If widespread, academic misconduct can be very harmful to the study environment. Analogously, research misconduct is a serious deviation from the norms of good research practice.

Research misconduct can also be very harmful to, for instance, the public trust in research.