Using that definition, the college said a faculty committee found Welch committed plagiarism. The college also said it is investigating allegations of retaliation. It did not provide details.
"Dartmouth remains committed to the highest standards of research integrity and academic scholarship, and maintains processes in connection with these matters which are designed to be both rigorous and fair to all parties involved," spokeswoman Diana Lawrence said in an emailed statement. "We have kept the Office of Research Integrity of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services informed throughout this process in accordance with regulatory requirements."
In his resignation email, Welch said that Dartmouth's findings conflicted with the Office of Research Integrity and the New England Journal of Medicine, which he said concluded that "this an authorship/credit dispute — not research misconduct or plagiarism."
The journal confirmed Welch's view, writing in an email to The Associated Press late Friday that "We concluded that this was an authorship dispute, not 'idea plagiarism,' as Dartmouth had found."
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