Research integrity

Research integrity

At Macquarie University, we are committed to the highest standards of research integrity.

We expect researchers to manage and conduct their research with the utmost professionalism and with respect and regard for humans, animals and the environment, irrespective of their funding situation, research area, experience or working arrangement.

The Macquarie University Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research is aligned with the standards set out in the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2007) (please refer to the note in Key Resources regarding the release of the new Australian Code in June 2018). To comply with the standards, the University and its researchers are obliged to fulfil the following responsibilities.

Our commitment to research integrity

  • Promote a culture that encourages responsible research.
  • Establish good governance and management practices.
  • Provide induction, training and continuing education for all researchers.
  • Promote effective mentoring and supervision for everyone involved in research.
  • Ensure a safe research environment.
  • Implement processes and policies to ensure fairness when considering reports of inappropriate research behaviour.


Our expectations of good research conduct

  • Maintain high standards of responsible research.
  • Ensure that research findings are reported responsibly.
  • Respect research participants and be aware of and comply with all requirements of human research ethics.
  • Respect animals used in research and be aware of and comply with all requirements of animal research ethics.
  • Respect the environment.
  • Report inappropriate research behaviours.

Key resources

Macquarie University Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (Macquarie Code)

Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2007) (Australian Code)

(A new Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research was released in June 2018. Compliance with the Australian Code (2007) is ongoing until the new Australian Code (2018) is formally adopted and implemented into University policies and procedures no later than 1 July 2019.

Further information regarding the release of the new Australian Code 2018 is detailed at NHMRC Research Integrity.)

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