Submission of suspected misconduct case
The documentation we wish to receive with a case submission and information on how to send it to the Board are described below.
Documents for submission
- Contact details (email address, phone number) of:
- the alleged offender(s)
- the complainant
- the contact person at the entity responsible for research.
- Information on whether the respondent(s) is (are) currently employed by the entity responsible for research and, if so, form of employment (PhD student, professor, etc.).
- Details of where the respondent(s) was (were) employed at the time of the suspected misconduct, and form of employment (PhD student, professor, etc.).
A memo describing:
- The nature of the suspected falsification, fabrication or plagiarism: what happened, when and how.
- How far the suspected misconduct has been investigated to date, and what measures have been taken within the scope of this investigation.
- The material and documentation that contain, constitute and show the suspected plagiarism, falsification or fabrication:
- Examples for a plagiarism case: an article name suspected of being plagiarised; the article containing the plagiarism; and, if a plagiarism review has been carried out, any markings that show it in the text.
- Examples for a fabrication or falsification case: the information in an article to which the suspicion of fabrication or falsification relates.
- If the material and/or documentation contain fully or partially automated personal data processing or classified information, Npof must be contacted first to ensure a secure transfer.
- Any other material in your possession relating to the case that may have a bearing on the case assessment with respect to the issue concerned.
- Marked information subject to confidentiality required by the entity responsible for research, and the legal rule concerned. This is because confidentiality is transferred to Npof in the manner specified in Chapter 11, Section 3a of the Swedish Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act (2009:400).
- If it is known that the respondent does not (respondents do not) speak Swedish.
The case is submitted by means of a secure solution provided by Npof. Contact Npof by phone or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a link.