The National Board for Assessment of Research Misconduct (Nämnden för prövning av oredlighet i forskning) is a Swedish governmental agency. The government formed the Board January 1 st 2020. The same day a new Swedish law became effective, ”lagen (2019:504) om ansvar för god forskningssed och prövning av oredlighet i forskning”.
The board investigates research misconduct, cases that previously were handled by the Swedish universities.
Research misconduct is defined in the law as a serious breach of good scientific practice in the form of fabrication, falsification or plagiarism that is committed intentionally or with gross negligence in the planning, performance or reporting of research.
Decisions by the Board are published regularly on our website in Swedish. Twice a year we decide if we will translate decisions of certain principal importance to English.
Our decisions can be appealed to the Administrative Court in Uppsala.