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SIC Filing Allegations

How to File an Allegation

The specific actions for which an allegation of scientific misconduct may be filed are fabrication, falsification, plagiarism and interference with the results of scientific work. The chart below provides a broad overview of the process.  There are many details involved in this serious and important process. 

Please review the Procedural Handbook before contacting The NOAA Scientific Integrity Officer or your designated Scientific Integrity Line Office representative.

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To file an allegation please email

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