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 Advisors Guide (2022)
Researchers must apply the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Code of Ethics for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research (AlATSIS Code) to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People Research. This includes planning, collection, analysis and dissemination of information or knowledge, in any format or medium, which is about and may affect Indigenous peoples both collectively and individually, regardless of whether that Research intends to directly involve human participants or not.
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).
Before following any links to enrol, please check that you're already logged into the LMS by navigating to https://lms.uwa.edu.au/ultra (leave this tab/window open).
Navigate to the UWA Research Integrity Training unit and use the 'Click here to enrol' link (it will be in the tab/window that was opened during step one).
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 2022 - 2025
|Assistant Professor||Anna Waterreus||School of Population and Global Health||[email protected]|
|Dr||Helena Viola||School of Human Sciences||[email protected]|
|Professor||Chari Pattiaratchi||Oceans Graduate School||[email protected]|
|Associate Professor||John Bamberg||School of Physics Mathematics and Computing||john.bamberg[email protected]|
|Dr||Monika Murcha||School of Molecular Sciences||[email protected]|
|Professor||Jane Lydon||School of Humanities||[email protected]|
|Associate Professor||Michael Wise||School of Physics Mathematics and Computing||[email protected]|
|Dr||Omar Kujan||Dental School||[email protected]|
|Professor||Jon Evans||School of Biological Sciences||[email protected]|
|Associate Professor||Suzanne Wijsman||Conservatorium of Music||[email protected]|
|Associate Professor||Susan Young||School of Allied Health||[email protected]|
|Professor||Paul Fournier||School of Human Sciences||[email protected]|
|Associate Professor||Vince Wallace||School of Physcis Mathematics and Computing||[email protected]|
|Mr||Dongke Zhang||School of Engineering||[email protected]|
|Professor||Paul Gerrans||Business School||[email protected]|
|Associate Professor||Dominique Blache||School of Agriculture and Environment||[email protected]|
|Mr||Melville Thomas||School of Indigenous Studies||[email protected]|
|Professor||Paul Plummer||School of Social Sciences||[email protected]|
|Dr||Elaine Chapman||Graduate School of Education||[email protected]|
|Professor||Bu Yeap||Medical School||[email protected]|
|Dr||Guy Curtis||School of Psychological Sciences||[email protected]|
|Professor||Camilla Andersen||Law School||[email protected]|