Research Misconduct

As defined by the FIU Research Misconduct Policy and Federal Regulations, research misconduct consists of fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results. Please refer to the policies and procedures for detailed information on the reporting and processing of research misconduct allegations.

Florida International University has partnered with Convercent to provide an anonymous and confidential way for faculty, staff, and students to report allegations of research misconduct and other ethical concerns. Convercent can be used to report the following types of issues:

  • Research Misconduct
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Data Privacy
  • Environmental and Safety Matters
  • Fraud
  • Human or Animal Research
  • Intellectual Property Infringement, Misappropriation or Disclosure
  • Research Grant Misconduct or Misappropriation of Costs

You can learn more about Convercent and frequently asked questions at the following web page:

You may access Convercent at or by calling 1-844-312-5358 (24 hours a day, 365 days a year). To make a report via the website, you will need to click on the File a Report button, enter Florida International University as the organization name, and then follow the instructions for filing the report.

FIU is committed to ensuring that sponsored projects are conducted free of fraud, waste and abuse and in accordance with applicable law, the award document and the sponsor’s requirements. More on FIU’s Notice to Employees of Whistleblower Protection can be found here: Notice to Employees of Whistleblower Protection.