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Research Standards

RESEARCH STANDARDS

Curtin prides itself on producing research that is conducted within the following framework, based on the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research:

  • Honesty and integrity
    We foster an environment of intellectual honesty and integrity, with scholarly and scientific rigour.
  • Respect for human research participants, the animals and the environment
    We respect participants and animals, and minimise the adverse effects of research on the community and the environment.
  • Good stewardship of public resources used to conduct research
    We’re responsible in our planning and management of public resources for conducting and managing research.
  • Appropriate acknowledgement of the role of others in research
    Attribution of authorship and collaboration is meritorious and based on substantial contributions.
  • Responsible communication of research results
    We understand the importance of the communication of research findings.
  • An environment of responsible research
    At Curtin, responsible and ethical behaviour in research is expected.

Complaints or queries

Failure to conduct research within the research integrity framework and in accordance with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research is a breach of research integrity.

If you are member of the community and/or a participant in a research study and you want to discuss the study with someone not directly involved, or you have a question about the conduct of a study or your rights as a participant, or you wish to make a complaint, you can contact:

Manager Research Integrity

Amy Bowater
Phone: +61 8 9266 1724
Email: A.Bowater@curtin.edu.au

Other complaints

Please contact Curtin’s Integrity and Standard Unit to make a confidential complaint online.