Macquarie University is committed to conducting research with integrity and to continuously improving policies, processes and systems that support the pursuit of excellence and integrity in research and scholarship. As part of this commitment, the University has developed the Macquarie University Research Integrity Framework which aims to be aligned with best practice in the sector and will support and facilitate a pervasive ethical research culture.
The Macquarie University Research Integrity Framework Project
The DVC(R) requested that the Director, Research Ethics and Integrity review Macquarie University's compliance with The Australian Code in late 2013. A working party was established and consultants engaged to advise on the development of a new research integrity framework. The working party engaged in extensive consultation to ensure the University community was engaged in the development of the Research Integrity Framework.
In September 2014 the University launched The Macquarie University Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research. This code of conduct sets out the expectations the University has for its researchers to conduct research with integrity. It also outlines the process by which the University will respond to allegations of breaches of the code or alleged research misconduct.
The ongoing project will be reviewing the procedures and guidelines associated with The Macquarie University Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research to ensure that the principles of research integrity are reflected University practice.
For more information about the Research Integrity Framework Project please contact the Director, Research Ethics and Integrity.