Reporting a Concern

UQ places the highest importance on upholding the integrity of our research. Researchers have an obligation and a personal responsibility to conduct their research activities in an ethical and professional manner in compliance with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2018; the Code), University policies and all other applicable laws, guidelines and codes of conduct. A failure to meet the principles and responsibilities set out in the Code or University policy and procedure may constitute a breach and, in serious cases, research misconduct.

Reporting a concern or complaint

Individuals who have a concern about the conduct of research at UQ may wish to speak with a Research Integrity Advisor in the first instance. Formal complaints can be made by:

The principles for reporting, managing and investigating complaints about the conduct of research are set out in the following University Procedures:

Additional resources

Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2007) – UQ began transitioning to the 2018 Code in April 2019 (transition details available here)

ARC Research Integrity and Research Misconduct Policy

NHMRC Policy on Misconduct Related to NHMRC Funding (2016)

Australian Research Integrity Committee (ARIC)