Research integrity

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

Please note that information for staff and students – including guidelines and forms – can be found on the current student site.

Our research community

Animal ethics

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

Find out more about animal ethics

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 code breaches

Deakin takes allegations of research code breach and serious research code breach (previously known as "research misconduct") very seriously, and are responsible for investigating and addressing these allegations consistent with the principles of procedural fairness.

Anyone who believes a research code breach or serious research code breach has taken place involving a Deakin STAFF or STUDENT, must act in a timely manner and formally report the allegation/s in writing to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research or nominee.

All allegations of potential research code breach or serious research code breach are managed in line with Deakin University Research Integrity Breaches procedure, in accordance with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research.

Find out more about Research Code Breach

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