Office of the Chief Information Officer

United States Department of Agriculture

Departmental Manual 1074-001

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Office of the Chief Scientist

PROCEDURES FOR RESPONDING TO ALLEGATIONS OF COMPROMISED SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY

1. PURPOSE

This Departmental Manual (DM) sets forth U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policies and procedures for reporting, investigating, and resolving allegations of compromised scientific integrity, including research misconduct, that are made against USDA employees. NOTE: The Department has a separate rule, Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 422 (“Research Institutions Conducting USDA-Funded Extramural Research; Research Misconduct”), that sets forth procedures for research institutions that receive allegations of research misconduct involving USDA-funded extramural research.

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