Research Integrity Officer

The Research Integrity Officer (RIO) receives and manages Allegations of Misconduct in Research within the MSU community.  Research Misconduct includes Plagiarism, Fabrication, Falsification, and other research activities that seriously deviate from accepted practices in the research community.  The Michigan State University policy can be found in the Procedures Concerning  Allegations of Misconduct in Research and Creative Activities.

The RIO also manages authorship and data disputes according to MSU’s Authorship and Research Data: Management, Control, and Access guidelines.   In this role, the RIO provides advice to administrators, faculty and students in best authorship and data management practices.

Please feel free to contact us if you have questions/concerns about any research integrity matter.  Our discussions can remain confidential.  If you wish to remain anonymous, please click on the link at the left titled "Anonymous Allegations."

James M. Pivarnik, Ph.D.
Research Integrity Officer
107 Olds Hall
408 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
Phone: (517) 432-6698