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), the University’s Research Conduct and Integrity policies and procedures and all other applicable policies, laws, guidelines and codes of conduct. A failure to meet these obligations may constitute a breach and, in serious cases, research misconduct.

Under the Code and the University’s Responsible Conduct of Research Policy researchers also have a responsibility to:

  • Report suspected breaches of the Code to the relevant institution and/or authority

Making a 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:

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