The University of Texas at Austin concluded that no formal investigation in warranted in the charges of scientific misconduct that had been directed at Mark Regnerus. In their written statement the University indicated that it had
… conducted an inquiry to determine whether the accusations made by writer Scott Rose had merit and warranted a formal investigation. After consulting with a four-member advisory panel composed of senior university faculty members, the Office of the Vice President for Research concluded in a report on Aug. 24 that there is insufficient evidence to warrant an investigation.
The university brought in as an outside consultant, Dr. Alan Price, to review the inquiry:
Price, a private consultant, is former associate director of the Office of Research Integrity in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Price found that the inquiry was handled in a manner consistent with university policy and indicated the process was “also consistent with federal regulatory requirements of inquiries into research misconduct.”