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Research integrity committee

The Research Integrity Committee is responsible for ensuring that all research at the University is conducted to the highest ethical standards.

RIC is committed to developing, promoting and maintaining a culture of research integrity that is exemplary.

“At the heart of this, cultures must embed research integrity – ensuring that we conduct our research in a way that is ethical, recognises the contribution of others appropriately and follows best practice and policy”

Research and Innovation Strategic Plan 2016-2020

RIC has four subcommittees that report to it. These are:

  • Human Research Ethics Committee
  • Animal Ethics Committee
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee
  • University Chemical Advisory Safety Committee

RIC receives annual reports from each of these committees and monitors compliance with appropriate legislation and codes that govern research ethics, integrity and safety.

RIC also has a role in monitoring the provision of educational and training programmes in research ethics and integrity.


Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President, Research and Enterprise (Chair)
Dean of Graduate Studies
Chair: Human Research Ethics Committee
Chair: Animal Ethics Committee
Chair: Institutional Biosafety Committee
Chair: University Chemical Advisory Safety Committee
Director: Research and Innovation Services
Research Integrity Advisor City West Campus
Research Integrity Advisor City East Campus
Research Integrity Advisor Magill Campus
Research Integrity Advisor Mawson Lakes Campus
Representative for Deans of Research
Representative for Mid-Career Researchers
Representative for Early-Career Researchers
Director: Risk and Assurance Services
Associate Director: Wellbeing and Employee Benefits

Deputy Director: Research and Innovation Services
Manager: Research integrity