Plagiarism of any kind in any scholarly work and publications, including but not limited to your thesis or dissertation while you are a student at UNM, is strictly prohibited. If plagiarism is proved, then it will lead to strong disciplinary action that could result in the student's expulsion from the university and withdrawal of any credit or degree awarded for such plagiarized work from the student committing such plagiarism. Please make sure to cite all your sources in any scholarly work and to enclose any verbatim statements, that are more than short phrases and are extracted from published sources, within quotation marks. Read more information about UNM's Plagiarism Policy.
Research ethics involves the application of fundamental ethical principles to a variety of topics involving research, including scientific research. These include the design and implementation of research involving human experimentation, animal experimentation, various aspects of academic integrity, including scientific misconduct (such as fraud, fabrication of data and plagiarism), whistleblowing; regulation of research, etc. The academic research enterprise is built on a foundation of trust. Researchers trust that the results reported by others are sound. Society trusts that the results of research reflect an honest attempt by scientists and other researchers to describe the world accurately and without bias. But this trust will endure only if the scientific community devotes itself to exemplifying and transmitting the values associated with academic integrity and research ethics (AIRE).
An overview of regulations, resource links and the UNM compliance office contact information is provided in the PDF.