UKRIO definition

In discussing misconduct in research, which could be investigated using the Procedure, the following may serve as useful terms by way of guidance. Interpretation of the terms will involve judgements, which should be guided by previous experience and decisions made on matters of misconduct in research.

  • Fabrication;
  • Falsification;
  • Misrepresentation of data and/or intrests and or involvement;
  • Plagarism; and
  • failure to follow accepted procedures or to exercise due care in carrying out responsibilities for:
    • avoiding unreasonable risk or harm to:
      • humans;
      • animals used in research; and
      • the environment; and
    • the proper handling of privileged or private information on individuals collected during the research.