UAB community members have a duty to ask questions and raise concerns about something they think isn't right. Examples of wrongful conduct include:
- Illegal or fraudulent activity;
- False claims, financial misstatements, or accounting or auditing irregularities;
- Undisclosed or unmanaged conflicts of interest;
- Violations of the UAB Enterprise Code of Conduct;
- Physical, sexual, verbal, and mental abuse;
- Gross mismanagement of a contract or grant;
- Gross waste of funds;
- Abuse of authority relating to a contract or grant, including the competition for or negotiation of a contract;
- Giving false information or knowingly making false statements in an investigation;
- A substantial and specific danger to public health or safety;
- A violation of law, regulation, UAB policy, contractual obligation, or grant;
- A supervisor or UAB official compelling a UAB Member to violate a law, regulation, UAB policy, contractual obligation, or grant;
- Falisification, fabrication, or plagiarism of research or scholarly activities or the pressure to demand to do the same; or
- Retaliation taken against a UAB Member.
This is not an exhaustive list. If an incident has occurred that you reasonably believe is not consistent with law, regulation, policy, or UAB's Code of Conduct, it is your responsibility to bring the matter to the attention of an individual or unit in a position to review the matter and take action to address it.