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Research Misconduct

Research Misconduct is a serious or deliberate breach of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research involving intent and deliberation; recklessness or gross and persistent negligence; serious consequences, such as false information on the public record; or adverse effects on research participants, animals or the environment.

According to the University's Student Academic Integrity Policy, research misconduct includes:

  • Fabrication, falsification, plagiarism or deception in proposing, carrying out or reporting the results of research,
  • Failure to declare or manage a serious conflict of interest,
  • Avoidable failure to follow research proposals as approved by a research ethics committee,
  • Wilful concealment or facilitation of research misconduct by others.
Writing and Plagiarism
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