Research Integrity

High-quality research relies on the professional way in which our researchers conduct themselves and their research endeavours.

The University expects all researchers associated with our institution to abide by the basic principles of Honesty, Rigour, Transparency, Fairness, Respect, Recognition, Accountability and Promotion as outlined in the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research 2018 (the 'Code').

Researchers are required to:

  • support a culture of responsible research;
  • comply with relevant laws, regulation guidelines and policies;
  • apply ethical principles and meet relevant ethical standards;
  • use appropriate methods;
  • retain research records appropriately;
  • disseminate research findings and involvement of others accurately;
  • disclose conflicts of interest; and
  • report suspected breaches.

The University has formally adopted the Code through its Responsible Conduct of Research Policy and is developing a suite of policies to support the specific responsibilities outlined in the Code.

Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

This Code has been jointly developed by the NHMRC, the ARC and Universities Australia, and has broad relevance across all research disciplines.

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Research Integrity Advisers

Research Integrity Advisers are senior staff members with research experience, wisdom, analytical skills, empathy, knowledge of the University’s policy and management structure, and familiarity with the accepted practices in research.

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Authorship Policy

The University's Authorship Policy is designed to ensure compliance with the principles and relevant responsibilities embodied in the Code, and is adopted in the University's Responsible Conduct of Research Policy.

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Authorship declaration

The Authorship declaration is designed to assist researchers to comply with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, and to meet the requirements of the University of Adelaide’s Authorship Policy.

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Monitoring compliance

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.

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Research Integrity team - Research Services



  • Monica Kerr