PSU RA 10 - Findings Mann Inquiry (10 pages)

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Pennsylvania State University
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Ra 10 - COSTING PRINCIPLES FOR SPONSORED AWARDS

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RA 10 Inquiry Report Concerning the Allegations of Research Misconduct Against Dr Michael E Mann Department of Meteorology College of Earth and Mineral Sciences The Pennsylvania State University February 3 2010 RA 10 Inquiry Committee for the Case of Dr Michael E Mann Henry C Foley Ph D Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School Alan W Scaroni Ph D Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Ms Candice A Yekel M S CIM Director Office for Research Protections Research Integrity Officer Beginning on and about November 22 2009 The Pennsylvania State University began to receive numerous communications emails phone calls and letters accusing Dr Michael E Mann of having engaged in acts that included manipulating data destroying records and colluding to hamper the progress of scientific discourse around the issue of anthropogenic global warming from approximately 1998 These accusations were based on perceptions of the content of the widely reported theft of emails from a server at the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia in Great Britain Given the sheer volume of the communications to Penn State the similarity of their content and their sources which included University alumni federal and state politicians and others many of whom had had no relationship with Penn State it was concluded that the matter required examination by the cognizant University official namely Dr Eva J Pell then Senior Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School The reason for having Dr Pell examine the matter was that the accusations when placed in an academic context could be construed as allegations of research misconduct which would constitute a violation of Penn State policy Under The Pennsylvania State University s policy Research Administration Policy No 10 hereafter referred to as RA 10 Research Misconduct is defined as 1 fabrication falsification plagiarism or other practices that seriously



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