Research Integrity Advisors (RIAs) play a key role in research ethics and integrity at the ANU. They promote the responsible conduct of research and provide advice to those with concerns about potential breaches of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research and applicable ANU policies.
Research Integrity Advisors provide advice regarding the responsible conduct of research and the University's research integrity procedures to all University students or staff members.
The position of Research Integrity Advisor is not a position of employment but a role under the definition of academic service.
The role of Research Integrity Advisors and how they can assist you
- Research Integrity Advisors are experienced researchers and are familiar with the following policies and procedures. They can assist in understanding institutional and researcher responsibilities under the following policies, procedures and guidelines:
- Be available, accommodating, approachable and non-judgemental.
- Provide confidential and impartial advice to ANU students and staff members on matters of research integrity and the responsible conduct of research.
- In cases where matters unrelated to research integrity or the responsible conduct of research are raised, guide staff and students to other appropriate support units within the University.
In carrying out their role Research Integrity Advisors must:
- immediately declare any conflicts of interest that arise and refer the person to a different Research Integrity Advisor;
- not become involved in the assessment or investigation of research misconduct cases;
- not make contact with the person who is the subject of the allegation.
Current ANU Research Integrity Advisors are listed below; it is acceptable to contact an advisor outside your College for advice. It is your choice.
ANU Research Integrity Advisors