Research glossary

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maleficence Doing harm (intentional or unintentional) to an individual or group.
memorandum of understanding (also known as MOU) is an agreement between Deakin University and an external HREC
merit Research has merit when it will potentially benefit society or contribute to knowledge; is well-designed to achieve the outcome; and is undertaken by appropriately qualified and resourced researchers.
modification (Deakin specific term) a change to a project after the project has been approved by Deakin HREC or HEAG. [Changes made prior to approval are amendments.]
monitoring The process of verifying that the conduct of research conforms to the approved proposal.
more than low risk Any project which has the potential for harm to participants. Such projects must be reviewed by Deakin's HREC. Categories of research defined under paragraph 5.1.6 in the National Statement - broadl... read more
MOU A Memorandum Of Understanding - is an agreement between Deakin University and an external HREC
multicentre Multicentre research occurs in more than one institution, by the same or different researchers. Examples include joint research by staff at different universities, research at a hospital by a Deakin r... read more

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20th July 2011