Integrity is a concept of perceived consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations and outcome.
Responsible research is encouraged and guided by the research culture of the University of Adelaide, which demonstrates:
The University of Adelaide's Responsible Conduct of Research Policy was formally approved by the Vice-Chancellor & President on 14 August 2009. This Policy applies to all staff, students and affiliates of the University of Adelaide who are involved in research practice associated with the University. This Policy formally adopts the principles embodied in the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research and needs to be read in conjunction with the Code.
The University of Adelaide has implemented internal processes for monitoring compliance with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research in consultation with Faculties [learn more].
Principles and practices to encourage responsible research conduct, for institutions and researchers.
Breaches of the Code, research misconduct, and the framework for resolving allegations, addressing the responsibilities of both institutions and researchers.
The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research requires the University to have ‘a policy on the criteria for authorship consistent with this Code'. The University's Authorship Policy is designed to ensure our compliance with the principles embodied in the Code, and is adopted in our Responsible Conduct of Research Policy. The Authorship Policy document includes a link to a Statement of Authorship and Location of Data form.
The Policy was approved by the Vice-Chancellor and President on 14 June 2012.
On 12 Apr 2010 Innovation Minister Senator Kim Carr announced the establishment of and independent Australian Research Integrity Committee. The Committee will be jointly administered by the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
Read the minister's full announcement.
The Office of Research Ethics, Compliance and Integrity provides resources, advice and assistance to University personnel regarding their ethics and compliance obligations. It also provides secretarial support to the committees that have oversight of these ethics and compliance activities for the University and manages associated administrative requirements. All University of Adelaide staff, students, title holders and visitors must ensure that they identify all relevant legislative and compliance requirements of the university and also of regulatory and advisory bodies in relation to their research, teaching, or experimentation. They must also undertake the necessary steps to meet their obligations with regard to obtaining the necessary clearances prior to commencing their work.
Their work covers:
The Animal Welfare Officer is responsible for providing clinical veterinary services and monitoring animal welfare in the University. The officer promotes awareness of best practice in the care of animals and ensures standards required by the University and the Australian Code of Practice are observed and that decisions of the Animal Ethics Committee are complied with.