Dartmouth College requires that we inquire immediately into allegations or other evidence of possible compliance deficiencies. If federal funds are involved, we must be prepared where appropriate to take interim administrative steps to protect federal funds and ensure that the purposes of the federal assistance are carried out. Institutional procedures for handling suspected deficiencies must maintain a common, formal, and easily available entry point for receiving all allegations.
If you want to report what you believe to be a suspected deficiency regarding misconduct in science, please read Dartmouth College's Research Misconduct Policy and Procedures for Safeguarding Integrity in Research, Training, and Other Related Activities before proceeding to insure you are familiar with all aspects of this important policy.
It is important to maintain many routes for connecting the designated compliance administrator--in Dartmouth's case the Vice Provost has ultimate responsibility--with other institutional personnel who need to be involved when a report or evidence of non-compliance occurs.
The first step to report a suspected compliance deficiency is for the individual(s) to communicate -- via telephone, e-mail, or letter -- directly to the Director of the compliance area noted below.
However, if an individual is not comfortable with a direct communication, or feels direct communication has not remedied the situation, he or she may make an anonymous report via the Dartmouth Compliance and Ethics Hotline, a third-party vendor contracted by Dartmouth College to ensure that issues raised are addressed and that all individuals can freely ask questions and raise concerns without fear of retaliation.
What happens when a report is made?
Reports alleging research misconduct will activate the Dartmouth Research Misconduct Policy. All other allegations of wrongdoing will be investigated by the appropriate administrative body.
Last Updated: 1/30/15