At Griffith, we’re committed to maintaining an environment that fosters responsible research
Many elements typify a responsible research culture, including honesty and integrity, respect for human research participants, animals and environment, good stewardship of the research resources and the responsible communication of results. We believe research ethics and integrity should go beyond compliance and be regarded as key in research design, conduct and reporting of results. In part, this is a response to:
- the valid expectations of the wider community, which funds and supports research activities
- our responsibilities to the human and animal participants in our work
- the professions, academia and community who will rely on the accuracy of our work.
At Griffith, research integrity covers matters such as:
- the appropriate expertise of our researchers
- the training of new researchers, including research students
- adhering to ethical standards
- the appropriate disclosure and response to conflicts of interest
- the responsible management of research data
- the dissemination of the results of research
- authorship, peer review and collaborations between institutions
- response to concerns or complaints relating to research misconduct.
In 2007 the National Health and Medical Research Council and Universities Australia released the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research. This document articulates the national standards on research integrity matters to inform the responsible conduct of research.
In 2008, the University approved the The Griffith University Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research. This document is our implementation of the Australian Code and applies to all research at Griffith.
Aboriginal Knowledge and Intellectual Property Protocol Community Guide
This Community Guide is an adaptation of the Desert Knowledge CRC Aboriginal Knowledge and Intellectual Property Protocol.
Research integrity resource sheets
Our resource sheets cover the various components of research integrity at Griffith. You can access the full set as a PDF or download individual sheets below:
- The responsible conduct of research at Griffith University (PDF 380k)
- Publication ethics and the associated research integrity considerations (PDF 290k)
- Research integrity and authorship: Resource to assist collaborators (PDF 508k) and Authorship Agreement Form (DOC 84k)
- The responsible management of research data and materials (PDF 460k)
- Conflicts of Interest as a research integrity consideration (PDF 420k)
- Responsibilities of HDR Supervisors - Research Integrity at Griffith University (PDF 493k)
- HDR candidate authorship resource paper (PDF 194k)
- Peer review and research integrity (PDF 264k)
- Collaborative work: Practical tips (PDF 336k)
- Griffith University's Research Integrity Advisers (PDF 352K)
- Alleged breaches: Advice to complainants (PDF 420k)
- Alleged breaches: Advice to respondents (PDF 352k)
- Clinical Privileging (Credentialing) (PDF 288k)
- Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research - 2018 (PDF)
- Revisiting: Six Years of Predatory Publishing - Scholarly Kitchen - 2018 Discussion piece
- Open access, power, and privilege - Paper (2018)
- Managing Conflicts of Interest in the Public Sector - CCC/ICAC
- Everything You Need to Know About Conflicts of Interest (Part 1) - Psychology Today - 2017 Discussion piece
- COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers - 2017 (PDF)
- COPE Research integrity Resources
- How much text recycling is okay? - Retraction Watch (2017)
- Retraction Watch database of retracted papers - In progress
Research data management
Research data is collected or created, for purposes of analysis to produce original research results. Data management involves storing, organising and sharing this data. See our data-management guides below:
Animal ethics complaints
Booklet 01 of our Animal Ethics Manual also details processes for responding to complaints, alleged breaches of ethical standards, or appeals against decisions.