Chapter 1 General Provisions
Article 1 (Purpose): The purpose of these regulations is to prevent research misconduct by members of the Korean Data Analysis Society (hereinafter referred to as "the Society"), secure research ethics, and establish fair and systematic procedures for verifying the truthfulness of research misconduct when it occurs.
Article 2 (Applicable Scope): These regulations shall apply to all persons who directly or indirectly participate in research activities for papers submitted to the Society's journal, "Journal of the Korean Data Analysis Society."
Article 3 (Scope of Application): Unless there are other special regulations regarding research ethics and truthfulness verification for a particular research field, these regulations shall apply.
Article 4 (Definition and Scope of Research Misconduct):
① Research misconduct (hereinafter referred to as "misconduct") as used in these regulations refers to forgery, falsification, plagiarism, and inappropriate authorship attribution in research proposal, research execution, reporting and presentation of research results, and the scope of misconduct includes the following:
1. "Forgery" refers to the fabrication of non-existent data or research results.
2. "Falsification" refers to distorting the research contents or results by artificially manipulating research materials, equipment, processes, or by arbitrarily modifying or deleting data.
3. "Plagiarism" refers to the act of using another person's ideas, research contents, or results without proper approval or citation.
4. "Inappropriate authorship attribution" refers to the act of awarding authorship status without proper reasons to a person who has not made any scientific or technical contributions or omitting a person who has made such contributions, or granting authorship status to a person who has not made any contributions due to expressions of gratitude or other reasons.
5. Intentional obstruction of investigations into suspicions of one's or another's misconduct, or actions that harm the whistleblower.
6. The act of proposing, coercing, or threatening another person to engage in the above-mentioned misconduct.
7. Actions that seriously exceed the limits that are commonly accepted in the field of education, science, and technology.
② The term "whistleblower" refers to a person who informs the society of the facts or evidence related to misconduct that they have witnessed.
③ The term "respondent" refers to a person who is suspected of participating in misconduct during the investigation process, either because they have become the subject of an investigation due to a report or the society's knowledge, and witnesses or informants in the investigation process are not included.
④ The term "preliminary investigation" refers to the process of preliminary fact-checking to determine whether there is a need to investigate allegations of misconduct.
⑤ The term "full investigation" refers to the process of verifying the facts of misconduct to prove whether they are true or false.
⑥ The term "decision" refers to the process of confirming the results of a full investigation and notifying both the whistleblower and the respondent of it in writing.