Research Integrity

Swinburne Research is responsible for the University meeting its commitment to high professional and ethical standards with respect to human research activity, the care and use of animals for scientific purposes, and biological hazards (bio hazards).

We provide advice on research ethics and biosafety policy and procedures to ensure compliance with internal and external regulatory and funding requirements, including proper monitoring and reporting.

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

Prof Kathleen Hulse 
Faculty of Health, Arts and Design 
t+61 3 9214 5321

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

For concerns or complaints about the conduct of approved projects involving humans or animals or biosafety issues, please contact:

Research Ethics Co-ordinator
Swinburne Research (H68)
Swinburne University of Technology
P O Box 218
Hawthorn VIC 3122
t: +61 3 9214 3845