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Scientific Integrity

The responsible planning, conduct, and communication of research is the bedrock of USGS science. Sustaining and fostering a culture of scientific integrity means conducting our work free from falsification, fabrication, plagiarism, and censorship, as well as adhering to the Code of Scientific and Scholarly Conduct. 

Allegations of scientific misconduct may be submitted following the guidelines in the USGS policy on scientific integrity using the following e-mail address: