Research Misconduct and Plagiarism

Research misconduct is an act that violates research ethics such as fabrication, falsification or plagiarism in producing the writing of a thesis/dissertation, report, paperwork, assignment, and research findings. With reference to Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Graduate Studies) 2015, the following are types of research misconduct:


Creating data, recording or reporting data/results which do not exist


Manipulating the results of research or the process or changing or removing results data so that the research result does not reflect the actual result.


Taking ideas, process, findings writings, pictures or diagrams without referring to the original source of reference and recognising it as a result of their own work.

Regulation 30 (3) of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Graduate Studies) Regulations 2015 requires a plagiarism free check of thesis / dissertation submitted for examination using Turnitin software.