Research integrity

Deakin is committed to creating an environment in which research is always conducted in accordance with the highest ethical standards.

Deakin students and staff

Restricted resources for staff and students in Animal Ethics, Biosafety and Biosecurity, Human Ethics, Research Integrity and Radiation Safety.

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Our research community

Researchers and research organisations are entrusted with the responsibility of undertaking research for the benefit of us all. Research integrity plays a vital role in maintaining that trust. 

Deakin's dedicated to building a best-practice research community driven by honesty, accuracy, efficiency and objectivity. 

These values apply to a wide range of areas within any research program including the management and sharing of data, authorship, peer review, conflicts of interest, human and animal ethics, publication and dissemination of findings and the handling of misconduct and training.

Deakin adheres to the principals guiding research integrity across Australia: the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research. 

Read the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

Animal ethics

Read information relating to animal ethics approval for the use of animals in research and teaching.

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Biosafety and biosecurity

Read information regarding biosafety and biosecurity at Deakin.

Find out more about biosafety and biosecurity

Human ethics

Read information regarding ethics approval of human research at Deakin.

Find out more about human ethics

Radiation safety

Learn about the safety and legal requirements and other information around the uses of radiation in research.

Find out more about radiation safety

Research misconduct

Deakin takes allegations of research misconduct and breaches of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (‘the Code’) very seriously.

Allegations may come from staff or students within Deakin, from academics at other institutions, or from community members who become concerned about the conduct of our research. All allegations are thoroughly investigated. 

Where it is found that a breach of the Code or research misconduct has occurred, action is taken in accordance with Deakin’s research misconduct procedures and if necessary, the University's Enterprise Agreement.