Research Integrity

Conducting responsible research

Research integrity is a form of professional ethics for researchers and comprises a set of standards of behaviour for the responsible conduct of research. The ethics team and grants team supports UNE researchers to ensure that research at UNE is conducted responsibly, with the highest possible level of integrity, so ultimately, the research will stand the test of time. Below are links to the more important codes and policies with which all UNE researchers should be thoroughly familiar.

Policies and guidelines

General information

National policies and guidelines

Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

NHMRC Indigenous research ethics guidelines:

Guidelines for Ethical Research in Australian Indigenous Studies (GERAIS)

Australian Human Rights Commission: The protection of genetic information of Indigenous peoples

Australian Law Reform Commission: Protection of human genetic information

Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 - UNE's Compliance Framework

Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL)
Where research is related to goods, services or technologies that are controlled under the DSGL, researchers are obliged to obtain the necessary permit/s, in consultation with Research Services.

Research misconduct

Research misconduct includes fabrication, falsification, plagiarism or deception in proposing, carrying out or reporting the results of research, and failure to declare or manage a serious conflict of interest. It includes avoidable failure to follow research proposals as approved by a research ethics committee, particularly where this failure may result in unreasonable risk or harm to humans, animals or the environment. It also includes the wilful concealment or facilitation of research misconduct by others; refer Section 10, Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research.

If you have concerns about possible research misconduct or simply wish to know more about correct procedures with regard to research misconduct, the following links will provide relevant information.

Contact us

The Research Services Ethics and Grants team administers research ethics approval and research grants.

Ethics: Human or Animal


Staff details: Team members


The Ethics and Grants team is in Research Services: top floor of the TC Lamble Building (top of the stairs, turn right).