Report a Research Concern

Report a Research Concern

To report a research-related concern, contact the Office for Research Protections at
814-865-1775 or

Your identity will remain confidential, and you can make a report without fear of retaliation. Reports are covered by both Penn State policy and federal law. The Office for Research Protections phone number is staffed 8 AM to 5 PM daily, and emails will be forwarded to the appropriate program area.

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Research Misconduct Concerns

Phone: 814-865-1775

  • Fabrication
  • Falsification
  • Plagiarism
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Other Research Concerns

Phone: 814-865-1775

Penn State Ethics Hotline

At Penn State, we have made a commitment to the highest standard of ethical behavior among all in our community. As a part of that commitment, we believe that our employees and students should be able to raise questions or voice concerns about workplace and University issues. Concerns about harassment, discrimination, athletics-compliance issues, sexual misconduct, fraud, theft of University assets, research compliance matters, or other misconduct concerns may be reported to Penn State's hotline anonymously.

University employees and students can report issues and/or ask questions via phone at 1-800-560-1637 or online.

Additional University Resources and Support

The following resources are available for faculty, staff, students, and others: