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.

Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

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.

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:

Step one

Navigate to the UWA Research Integrity Training unit and use the 'Click here to enrol' link.

Step two

Use the '+ Enrol' link on the left hand side of the screen.

Step three

Use the 'Submit' button to enrol.

Unit Structure

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)
  1. The Responsible Conduct of Research
  2. When Things Go Wrong: Breaches of the Code
  3. Planning Your Research
  4. Managing and Recording Your Research
  5. Data Selection, Analysis and Presentation
  6. Scholarly Publication
  7. Professional Responsibilities
  8. Communication and Social Responsibility
  9. Conflicts of Interest
Supplementary modules (optional)
  1. Responsible Conduct of Human Participants Research
  2. The Care and Use of Animals in Research
  3. Intellectual Property
  4. Export Controls

Unit Assessment

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

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)