Violation of the responsible conduct of research refers to the disregard of responsible conduct in research and documentation of research results, as well as misconduct in research. Research misconduct includes the fabrication, falsification, plagiarism and misappropriation of research results.
At the University of Helsinki, the chancellor is in charge of inquiries concerning alleged violations of the responsible conduct of research. Allegations of such violations must be communicated in writing to the chancellor. This notification, which cannot be made anonymously, must specify the type of the alleged violation of responsible conduct of research, as well as the grounds for the allegation. The chancellor can also initiate an investigation of allegations that have come to his/her attention through other channels. The notification must be handled in accordance with the process for handling alleged violations of the responsible conduct of science, as described in detail in the guidelines issued by the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity.