Students and postdoctoral fellows in the Bloomberg School of Public Health are expected to abide by the highest levels of academic and research integrity.   The Johns Hopkins Academic Ethics Code can be found at:

All students and postdoctoral fellows must complete an online module to familiarize themselves with this code.

As stated in the Academic Ethics Code, "violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations."


For a Biostatistics student or postdoctoral fellow, abiding by the Academic Ethics code includes:

  • Completing work on one's own when an individual assignment or examination is given in a course.
  • Providing proper attribution to others' work by providing citations with quotations and giving proper references for all data analysis projects, research proposals and dissertations and theses.

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