The ARC expects the highest standards of integrity in all aspects of research it funds. Research must be conducted according to appropriate ethical, legal and professional frameworks, obligations and standards in a research environment underpinned by a culture of integrity.

  • ARC Research Integrity Policy
    In order to safeguard the integrity of the ARC’s peer review, grant selection and research evaluation processes, funding recommendations and research outcomes, the ARC Research Integrity Policy outlines the 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 Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2018) (the Code). It also describes pathways via the ARC through which concerns about potential breaches of the Code can be referred to institutions for investigation.
  • Australian Research Integrity Committee
    The Australian Research Integrity Committee (ARIC) is an independent body, jointly established by the ARC and the National Health and Medical Research Council. ARIC undertakes reviews of institutional processes used to manage and investigate potential breaches of the Code. ARIC aims to ensure that in investigating potential breaches of the Code, institutions observe proper processes.