Originality of Work (Dissertation/Thesis)
As part of our commitment to foster a culture of research integrity, we encourage our faculty mentors to check the originality of the work produced by their graduate students. To aid in this effort, currently we are using Turnitin, which is a web-based tool that checks for originality in a written work. As part of the Request for Oral Defense to do items, a Turnitin report is required. We encourage major professors to include a similarity report and go over the results with the student and entire committee. Please refer to the instructions listed on the Preliminary Approval of Dissertation/Thesis and Request for Oral Defense forms, https://gradschool.fiu.edu/students/#studentforms.
We encourage students’ major professors to run a similarity report; otherwise, we will contact them and their student (s) so we can run the report on their behalf. It is important to run this Turnitin Report as it might also be needed for the graduate program directors and college deans, prior to approving the Request for Oral Defense. As indicated, if not submitted with the online Request for Oral Defense, the UGS will run it on behalf.
Be advised that besides the similarity report, by signing on the Request for Oral Defense, faculty do attest that the students’ work is original.
For assistance with Turnitin, please click here http://ecampus.fiu.edu/faculty-turnitin-plagiarism-framework.html.
Responsible Conduct of Research
Find information about RCR requirements, online training, workshops, and resources.
To report research misconduct, please click here.
Taxonomy of Broad Fields
Having trouble finding which RCR course you should take for your major/program? Please reference the list below.
Note that not all disciplines fall neatly within one category, i.e. Business or Education.
Health and Medical Sciences
Molecular, Cellular Biology
Social and Behavioral
Earth, Atmosphere or Marine Science
Geology and Geographical Sciences
Math and Mathematical Sciences
Natural Resource Sciences
Humanities (and the arts)
African New World Studies
Art: performance, studio, etc.
Foreign Language, Literature
Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACC)