QNRF considers any intentional duplication or replication of work, from another author or self, without proper referencing, as plagiarism. It is to be noted that the Lead Principal Investigator (LPI) is responsible for the authenticity of the proposal submitted. Since the LPI is the owner of the scientific idea, he/she is required to write the proposal and lead the research team.
Plagiarism is considered as a serious misconduct and key investigators are strongly advised to take additional care to avoid such issues.
2. Plagiarism policy
If any plagiarism is detected or suspected, QNRF might report the matter directly to the research office of the submitting institution for further investigation and actions.
If plagiarism is proven in any document submitted, QNRF reserves the right to disqualify/terminate the proposal/grant and take further independent action as deemed necessary.
Key investigators are strongly advised to submit completely novel proposals for funding request. Any proposal or part of a proposal under consideration by QNRF should not be concurrently under review by any other funding agency.
QNRF considers any proposal/parts of a proposal submitted for a grant, when it has already been funded by another funding agency, as fraud.
If fraud is proven in any case, QNRF reserves the right to disqualify/terminate the proposal/grant and take further independent action as deemed necessary.