The NHMRC Guide to Managing and Investigating Potential Breaches of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research defines a Research Investigation as a process undertaken to make findings of fact to allow the responsible officer to assess whether a breach of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research has occurred, the extent of the breach and the recommended actions. The USQ Enterprise Agreement has an agreed and legally binding process related to an Investigation of misconduct/serious misconduct, which applies to all Employees. For University Employees, the Research Investigation process outlined in this Procedure is regarded as a review process conducted prior to the commencement of an Investigation as outlined in the Disciplinary Action for Misconduct or Serious Misconduct Procedure.
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:
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