The University of Western Australia has a Research Integrity Policy and associated guidelines and procedures, which is adopted from 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 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:
- Guide to Managing and Investigating Potential Breaches of the Code (2018)
- Authorship (2019)
- Management of Data and Information in Research (released 2019)
- Peer Review (2019)
- Disclosure of interests and management of conflicts of interest (2019)
- Supervision (2019)
- Collaborative Research (2020)
- Publication and dissemination of research (2020)
Research integrity training
The University has acquired a licence for Epigeum's online modules for research integrity training in the Australian context. The UWA Research Integrity Training unit is now available to all staff in the University's Learning Management system (LMS).
To enrol in the UWA Research Integrity Training unit:
Roll you mouse over 'research integrity',
click the arrow and select 'enrol'.
The UWA Research Integrity training unit consists of nine core modules and four supplementary modules. The training modules include self-testing to enhance learning.
Core modules (required)
- The Responsible Conduct of Research
- When Things Go Wrong: Breaches of the Code
- Planning Your Research
- Managing and Recording Your Research
- Data Selection, Analysis and Presentation
- Scholarly Publication
- Professional Responsibilities
- Communication and Social Responsibility
- Conflicts of Interest
Supplementary modules (optional)
- Responsible Conduct of Human Participants Research
- The Care and Use of Animals in Research
- Intellectual Property
- Export Controls
At the end of each module is a short quiz. You can take the quizzes as many times as needed to achieve a pass score of 80%.
Your certificate will appear for download once you've passed all of the Core Module Quizzes, which can be printed or downloaded and used as evidence that you have completed the training. You are are encouraged to complete the optional supplementary modules if they are relevant to you.
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
|Professor||Murray Baker||Molecular Sciences||[email protected]||6488 2576|
|Associate Professor||John Bamberg||School of Mathematics and Statistics||[email protected]||6488 7173|
|Dr||Sam Baron||Philosophy, School of Humanities||[email protected]||6488 2145|
|Dr||Elaine Chapman||Graduate School of Education||[email protected]||6488 2384|
|Professor||Simon Farrell||School of Psychological Science||[email protected]||6488 3272|
|Professor||Paul Fournier||School of Human Sciences||[email protected]||6488 1356|
|Professor||Christophe Gaudin||Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems||[email protected]||6488 7289|
|Professor||Paul Gerrans||UWA Business School||[email protected]||6488 2910|
|Professor||Jane Heyworth||Population and Public Health||[email protected]||6488 7370|
|Associate Professor||Jill Howieson||UWA Law School||[email protected]||6488 2885|
|Dr||Omar Kujan||UWA Dental School||[email protected]||6457 7649|
|Professor||Darlene Oxenham||School of Indigenous Studies||[email protected]||6488 1568|
|Mr||Melville Thomas||School of Indigenous Studies||[email protected]||6488 2973|
|Dr||Helena Viola||School of Human Sciences||[email protected]||6488 7857|
|Assistant Professor||Tijana Vujosevic||UWA School of Design||[email protected]||6488 1556|
|Associate Professor||Vince Wallace||Physics and Astrophysics||[email protected]||6488 5558|
|Professor||Bu Yeap||Medical School||[email protected]||6151 1148|
|Dr||Susan Young||School of Allied Health||[email protected]||6488 2998|