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Fostering Integrity in Research: An Examination of Several Research Misconduct Case Studies

Although there are many forms of wrongdoing in research, only three fall within the federal definition of “research misconduct”: fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism. Despite being a narrowly defined set of activities, research misconduct cases often highlight the complex relationships between authorship ethics, mentorship, data management, and collaborative research.

This Investigator Series webinar will use real world examples of research misconduct as the foundation for a discussion about ethical research and innovation.

Fostering Integrity in Research: An Examination of Several Research Misconduct Case Studies

Oct. 11 | 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.



Kory Trott portrait.

Korty Trott

Research Integrity and Consultation Program

Kory Trott is the Director of Virginia Tech’s Research Integrity and Consultation Program, as well as the university’s Research Integrity Officer.

Before joining Virginia Tech in 2019, Kory was a Presidential Management Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At the CDC he served as a member of CDC’s Public Health Ethics Unit. Prior to working for CDC, Kory was a staff reviewer for the University of Wisconsin Health Sciences IRB.

He holds an M.P.H. from Drexel University and a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School. In addition to his responsibilities at Virginia Tech, Kory is an ethicist on Late Phase Emphasis Board for the National Cancer Institute Central Institutional Review Board. Kory is also member of the Editorial board for the Accountability in Research journal.

About the Series

The Division of Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance’s Investigator Series provides researchers with a peer-to-peer forum to share ethical considerations that they make during the design, conduct and dissemination of their research. This style of learning opens the door to new perspectives and meaningful conversations in the pursuit of research excellence.