Research integrity

Deakin is committed to creating an environment in which research is always conducted in accordance with the highest ethical standards. We provide support and training in ethics and integrity so you can execute your research with confidence.

How we ensure compliance and research integrity

As a researcher, you 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 is dedicated to building a best-practice research community driven by honesty, accuracy, efficiency and objectivity.

Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

Deakin adheres to principles in the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, which guide research integrity across Australia.

Read the code of conduct

Research complaints and concerns for current researchers

When you research with us, if you have a concern about research integrity, you can confidentially speak to a research integrity adviser. They give advice on research integrity matters and the research breach processes.

Learn how we support our researchers

Are you a Deakin HDR student?

Information, support and resources for current Deakin Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students can be found on our student site. You’ll find information on ethics, integrity, responsibility, candidature, contacts and support.

Fostering a responsible research culture

Our 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.

Responsible conduct in research involves different needs and guidelines, depending on the kind of research that is being undertaken, including:

  • animal ethics
  • biosafety and biosecurity
  • clinical trials
  • human ethics
  • nanosafety
  • radiation safety.

Find more information on our student site

Research integrity breach information

Deakin takes allegations of ‘research code breach’ and ‘serious research code breach’ very seriously. Allegations are managed in line with Deakin University research integrity breaches procedure, in accordance with the Australian code for the responsible conduct of research.

Contact us

Contact us with any questions about research integrity and how we can support your research at Deakin.

Email the HDR candidature office