Findings of Scientific Misconduct

Notice Number: NOT-OD-05-064

Key Dates
Release Date: August 11, 2005

Issued by
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), (

Notice is hereby given that the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) and the Acting Assistant Secretary for Health have taken final action in the following case:

Randall Luce, University at Buffalo, State University of New York: Based on the report of an investigation conducted by the University of Buffalo (UB), State University of New York (SUNY) (UB Report), and a conviction of the criminal offense of grand larceny, as defined in section 110-155.30 of the New York Penal Law, in the Buffalo City Court of Erie County, State of New York (Case 2004ER009612M), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) debarred Mr. Randall Luce, former research technician in the UB Research Institute for Addictions (RIA), for a period of three (3) years, beginning on July 26, 2005, and ending on July 25, 2008.

Mr. Luce pled guilty to grand larceny and admitted to the misappropriation of funds and the fabrication of research subject interviews in the conduct of an RIA study supported by the United States Public Health Service (PHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA), grant RO1 AA12452, “A harm reduction approach for reducing DWI recidivism.”

This action is taken pursuant to the HHS nonprocurement debarment and suspension regulation at 45 CFR part 76.


For further information contact:

Division of Investigative Oversight
Office of Research Integrity
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Rockville, MD 20852
Telephone: 240-453-8800

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