Breaches

Breaches

Consequences of Breaching Researcher Responsibilities

The consequences of breaching your responsibilities as a researcher will depend on the nature of the breach, the applicable law and your contractual obligations. Action may be taken in respect of one or all of the following: your research conduct; ethical conduct; and legal responsibilities. The types of action which may be taken include:

Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research

  • Suspension or removal of ethical approval for research project (this may lead to loss of research funding).

Legislation

  • Depends on the applicable law but in some cases this can result in criminal conviction, jail time or substantial fines.

Other contractual arrangements

  • Depends on the specific contractual arrangements but there can be financial penalties and/or loss of access to data in the future for the individual and/or their institution.
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HPV VACCINE

CASE STUDY

Data linkage has a significant role in reduction of cervical cancer in Australia. The HPV vaccine was introduced in 2007, success of the vaccine was monitored by linking vaccine registers to cervical smear registers in Queensland & Victoria.

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NEWS & EVENTS

LATEST NEWS

Read IJPDS' special issue on population data centre profiles featuring PHRN. With articles from population data centres across the world, this special issue represents a unique resource, bringing together into one place a wealth of information.

From 20 December 2019 the PHRN OAS will not be monitored. Normal operations will resume on 6 January 2020.

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