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Research Misconduct

Avoiding Plagiarism

Plagiarism is defined under the federal regulations and the university’s research misconduct policy as “the appropriation of the ideas, processes, results, or words of another person, without giving appropriate credit.” Plagiarism is a growing concern in both the academic and scientific research realms and needs to be avoided at all costs. Tools are available to screen your documents for copied text to ensure that all content is properly cited and to ensure originality of the content. Ohio State licenses one such software, iThenticate, for use by Ohio State faculty, staff, students.

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Plagiarism Prevention Software


Additional Information

For questions regarding the misconduct policy, or issues pertaining to misconduct in science or scholarly activities contact:

Associate Director, Research Integrity Officer

Bridget Carruthers