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Breach in Research

Definition overview

1 Definition

A breach is defined as a failure to meet the principles and responsibilities of the Code, and may refer to a single breach or multiple breaches. Breaches of the University Research Code of Conduct and the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research occur on a spectrum, from minor (less serious) to major (more serious).

2 References

Australian Government. (2018). Guide to Managing and Investigating Potential Breaches of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research. Canberra, ACT: Australian Government, Retrieved from:

3 Definition Information

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Complying with the law and observing Policy and Procedure is a condition of working and/or studying at the University.

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