Research and Sponsored Programs

Research Integrity

Integrity in research is a core value of The University of Toledo. In UToledo News article (August 2018) President Sharon Gaber said, “Administrators, faculty, students and staff have a responsibility to uphold the highest standards of honesty, integrity and reliability in research and scholarship to support advancements in all disciplines, and to maintain public trust in University research and scholarly activity.” 

Research Integrity Staff
Llewellyn Gibbons, JD - Research Integrity Officer

Llewellyn Gibbons, JD, LLM

Research Integrity Officer (RIO)
The University of Toledo
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Main Campus | R1 - Suite 2200C

Phone: 419.530.6173
Mail Stop: MS 218

For questions or consultation regarding research integrity or reporting research misconduct, please contact the Research Integrity Officer.

Research Integrity Policies
  • 3364-70-01     Financial Conflict of Interest Policy for Sponsored Programs
  • 3364-70-02     Research Data and Responsible Conduct of Scholarship and Research 
  • 3364-70-21     Integrity in Research and Scholarship and Procedures for Investigating Allegations of Misconduct in Research and Scholarship
Procedures for Reporting & Investigating Allegations of Serious Misconduct in Research and Scholarship

(Taken from UToledo Policy 3364-70-21)

The process listed below is abbreviated from the policy. For the complete process in its entirety please refer to policy 3364-70-21.

Reporting an Allegation
Reporting suspected misconduct is a shared and serious responsibility of all members of the academic community. Allegations should not be made capriciously, but indications or evidence of fraud or misconduct must not be ignored. 

Allegations of misconduct in research and scholarship and the basis for them shall be communicated confidentially to the extent permitted by law to the RIO. While it is preferable that allegations be made in writing, it is not necessary. In practice, allegations may be brought to the attention of other senior administrators of the University. All allegations brought to the attention of University officials are to be submitted to the RIO.


An assessment is performed to determine if the allegation to determine if the UT policy definition of research misconduct.

An inquiry is the information gathering and fact-finding step in the process to determine whether the allegation warrants a formal investigation. It is intended as an extension of the allegation assessment process.

An investigation is a formal examination of all relevant facts to determine if a major offense has taken place. 

Resolution and the outcome of the investigation

Last Updated: 11/20/20