GCU Definition of Misconduct in Research
- Persecution: occurs when disciplinary or other retaliation is taken against a person who brings a charge of misconduct in good faith.
- Malicious accusation: the bringing of a charge of misconduct against another person in bad faith.
- Denigration: is the persistent and unjustifiable deprecation of the worth of another person’s work. It includes the failure by senior staff to give fair and appropriate credit for the work done by junior staff or students.
- Interference: the intentional damage to, or removal of, the research-related property of another person or the University.
- Negligence: is the culpable departure from contemporary legal, administrative and ethical practices in research that involves human or animal subjects. It includes the deliberate departure from recognised practices, procedures and protocols.
- Non-compliance: the failure to adhere to whatever terms and conditions have been freely entered into in order to receive public or private funds from outside the University
These pages have been adapted from the GCU code of good practice in research, the GCU research ethics booklet, and the BPS code of human research ethics.