Responsible Research Practice

As one of the world's leading research universities, the Australian National University is committed to the highest standards of research integrity. ANU seeks to foster and maintain a research environment of intellectual strength, safeguarding academic freedom and acting with honesty, integrity, and scholarly and scientific rigour.

In support of this goal, the University's Responsible Conduct of Research policy details the standards of research integrity expected of all ANU researchers. The policy is supported by procedures related to managing complaints and allegations of research misconduct and serious research misconduct

Research Integrity Training is compulsory for ANU research students.

Research Integrity Advisors

Learn more about Research Integrity Advisors and how they can assist you.

Person designated to receive formal complaints

The University has appointed the Dean Higher Degree Research as the Designated Person to receive complaints or allegations of research misconduct.

The current Designated Person is:

Professor Ann Evans
Dean Higher Degree Research
+61 2 6125 8487 or

Research Misconduct Assessors

The Designated Person refers allegations of research misconduct to a Research Misconduct Assessor, who considers the allegations to see if, on the material available:

  • the conduct that it is central to the substance of the allegations, if proven, would amount to research misconduct; and
  • whether a prima facie case of research misconduct exists.


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