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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I have a concern related to research compliance and how should I report a concern?

When you have a question about the ethical or regulatory implications of past, present or future actions you or others are involved with, you should discuss the matter at once with your immediate supervisor.

If you are not comfortable with this, or you are not satisfied with the response, you are encouraged to contact Henrike Frowein, Research Compliance Officer or Dean R. Madden, Vice Provost for Research.

  • Does my concern feel right?
  • Does my filing a report follow regulations?
  • Would my reporting a concern be in line with my values?
  • What about professional standards?

  • You believe you are being told to charge something in an incorrect way.
  • You are concerned that a certain course of action may result in a violation of the law.
  • You are concerned that someone may have engaged in deception or knowing misrepresentation in the proposing, performing, or reporting of research, including the fabrication of evidence or the falsification of data.
  • You are concerned that someone may have a conflict-of-interest situation which is not disclosed appropriately.
  • You are concerned that someone may not be dealing with proprietary information appropriately.
  • You are just not sure what to do regarding a potential compliance issue.

What is the procedure for reporting perceived research compliance deficiencies?

Please click on: Procedure for Reporting Perceived Research Compliance Deficiencies at Dartmouth College


Last Updated: 8/14/17