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Research Integrity Policy

The purpose of this policy is to promote and support research integrity and safeguard confidence in the value of publicly funded research by:

  • making transparent the ARC’s role in ensuring research integrity and addressing breaches of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2018) (the Code);
  • establishing a framework to support the integrity of the ARC’s grant application, peer review, grant selection and research evaluation processes, funding decisions and research; and
  • raising awareness of the importance of research integrity and the possible consequences for research institutions and individuals if appropriate standards are not maintained.

The policy outlines requirements for institutions, and individuals engaged in ARC business, to report to the ARC research integrity matters, and the action the ARC may take in response to reported breaches of the Code. It also describes how the ARC can refer concerns or complaints to research institutions, who, in accordance with the Code, are responsible for managing and investigating potential breaches of the Code.

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The current version of the policy was released in September 2023.

Previous version

PDF format (681KB) - Word format (332KB)

The previous version of the policy was released in June 2021.

For queries or to report an allegation

The ARC Research Integrity Office is the point of contact for all matters within the scope of this policy, and is responsible for all associated administrative arrangements within the ARC. Individuals or institutions with questions regarding any matters in this policy, or anyone wishing to report an allegation, may contact the ARC Research Integrity Officer.

By phone
02 6287 6600
Please ask for the Research Integrity Office.

By email

By mail
The Research Integrity Office
The Australian Research Council
GPO Box 2702

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