NSLHD is committed to the highest standards of research integrity. All NSLHD research must be conducted responsibly, ethically and with integrity.
This means it should be conducted in accordance with the following key documents:
The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, 2018 (the Code), which establishes a framework for responsible research conduct that provides a foundation for high-quality research, credibility and community trust in research, and includes the following specific topic guides:
- Guide to Managing and Investigating Potential Breaches of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, 2018
- Management of Data and Information in Research
- Peer Review
- Disclosure of interests and management of conflicts of interest
- Collaborative Research
The National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007) (updated 2018), which defines human research, and establishes the research ethics principles integrity, respect, justice and beneficence, by which all human research should be conducted.
Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes (2013) which provides guidance on the ethical, humane and responsible care and use of animals used for scientific purposes.
Please review our Research Integrity Policy to find more information about how research integrity matters are handled at NSLHD.
If you are concerned about a potential breach of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, or the NSLHD Research Integrity, please contact the Research Integrity Officer (RIO):
Manager, Research Strategy and Partnerships
You may speak with the RIO before making a report. This will help you to understand whether a breach has occurred, the process for reporting the breach and possible implications.