The Guide to Managing and Investigating Potential Breaches of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, 2018 (the Investigation Guide) forms a critical part of Australia’s framework for research integrity, established by the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, 2018 (the 2018 Code). 

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The Investigation Guide assists institutions to manage, investigate and resolve complaints about potential breaches of the 2018 Code by outlining a preferred model that can be implemented by institutions engaged in research, regardless of the size or type.

Developed jointly by the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Australian Research Council and Universities Australia, the Investigation Guide has broad applicability across all research disciplines.

The Investigation Guide should be read alongside the 2018 Code.

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The Investigation Guide is one of the supplementary guides that will support the 2018 Code.  For further information please refer to the following webpage about the release of the 2018 Code