The University of Western Australia adopts the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (ACRCR 2018) as our guide to an honest, ethical and conscientious research culture. This code replaces the previous, 2007 code of the same name. The University is moving to the complete adoption of the ACRCR 2018 by mid-2019.

The primary responsibility for ensuring the integrity of research lies with individual researchers and institutions. ACRCR sets out principles and responsibilities that both researchers and institutions are expected to follow when conducting research.

The ACRCR is accompanied by several Better Practice Guides that provide detailed guidance on:

Research integrity training

The University has acquired a licence for Epigeum’s online modules for research integrity training in the Australian context. These modules are now available to all staff in the University's Learning Management system (https://lms.uwa.edu.au), look for Research Integrity Training!

The training modules include self-testing to enhance learning, and certificates are issued with each testing section which can be collected and used as evidence that you have completed the training.

At some point it will be possible that the University will require this training to be taken and evidenced, so completing the self testing, collection and securing of certificates is strongly recommended.

Research Integrity Advisors

RIAs can help you to understand how to obtain ethical review, publication and dissemination of research findings, authorship, conflicts of interest, and management of research data and primary materials. Research Integrity Advisors can also advise about questionable research practices and the process of making an allegation of a breach of the codes of ethics and conduct. Contact details appear below, or see the poster available in most schools and centres.

Research Integrity Advisors for 2018 - 2021

Title Name School email Phone
ProfessorMurray BakerMolecular Sciences[email protected]6488 2576
Associate ProfessorJohn BambergSchool of Mathematics and Statistics[email protected]6488 7173
DrSam BaronPhilosophy, School of Humanities[email protected]6488 2145
DrElaine ChapmanGraduate School of Education[email protected]6488 2384
ProfessorSimon FarrellSchool of Psychological Science[email protected]6488 3272
ProfessorPaul Fournier School of Human Sciences[email protected]6488 1356
ProfessorChristophe GaudinCentre for Offshore Foundation Systems[email protected]6488 7289
ProfessorPaul GerransUWA Business School[email protected]6488 2910
ProfessorJane HeyworthPopulation and Public Health[email protected]6488 7370
Associate ProfessorJill HowiesonUWA Law School[email protected]6488 2885
DrOmar KujanUWA Dental School[email protected]6457 7649
ProfessorDarlene OxenhamSchool of Indigenous Studies[email protected]6488 1568
MrMelville ThomasSchool of Indigenous Studies[email protected]6488 2973
DrHelena Viola  School of Human Sciences[email protected]6488 7857
Assistant ProfessorTijana VujosevicUWA School of Design[email protected]6488 1556
Associate ProfessorVince WallacePhysics and Astrophysics[email protected]6488 5558
ProfessorBu YeapMedical School[email protected]6151 1148
DrSusan YoungSchool of Allied Health[email protected]6488 2998

Guidelines for Research Integrity Advisors (RIAs)

RIA Guide 2017 [PDF, 170.2 KB]
Updated 24 Nov 2017