Azusa Pacific University is committed to the highest ethical standards in research. Research misconduct is a serious concern with ethical and legal implications. APU has a Whistleblower Policy and an Integrity in Research Policy that address possible research misconduct. These policies are compliant with federal laws and applicable to all research. Please note that the institutional Deciding Officer (DO) and Research Integrity Officer (RIO) referred to in the Integrity in Research Policy are:
DO: Stephen P. Johnson, DMA, provost, (626) 804-2550
RIO: Donald Isaak, PhD, Executive Director, Office of Research and Grants, (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3796
- Whistleblower Policy (PDF)
- Integrity in Research Policy (PDF)
- For the confidential reporting of misconduct:
- Access the APU Safe Reporting form online or call (626) 334-2089. Both options are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and both will maintain your anonymity at your option.