Research Integrity

Swinburne University of Technology is committed to ensuring that all research is conducted responsibly with honesty, integrity and respect for human research participants, animals and the environment. 
The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2007), developed by the National Health and Medical Research Council and Universities Australia, informs the expected national standards for conducting research responsibly. The Swinburne Conduct of Research Guidelines and Research Misconduct Guidelines is our application of the Australian Code and applies to all those that conduct research at Swinburne. 

Codes of conduct for research at Swinburne

Advisers in Research Integrity

Research Integrity Advisers (RIAs), appointed by the DVC(R & D), are available to provide confidential advice on conformity to and implementation of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research and Swinburne's Conduct of Research Policy. This includes advising any person unsure about possible breaches or allegations of research misconduct. The adviser's role does not extend to investigation or assessment of the allegation, nor are they involved in any subsequent inquiry.

Research Integrity Advisers

Prof Peter Hannaford 
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology
t+61 3 9214 5164

Dr. Carolyn Barnes 
Faculty of Health, Arts and Design 
t+61 3 9214 6579

Prof Thomas Spurling 
Faculty of Business and Law
t+61 3 9214 5833

Please note: for guidance as to discipline-related details, such as data management, safety, ethics clearance application and so on, the Faculty/Unit research advisers should be contacted.

Concerns and complaints

If you are concerned about a researcher not conducting research responsibly and in accordance with the Australian Code or the Swinburne Research Conduct Guidelines, please contact:

Research Integrity Coordinator
Swinburne Research (H68)
Swinburne University of Technology
PO Box 218
Hawthorn VIC 3122
t: +61 3 9214 8356