Research Ethics and Integrity Overview

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JCU Code of Research Conduct

James Cook University Singapore abides by The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research and the Singapore Statement on Research Integrity which guides institutions and researchers in responsible research practices. The Australian code in particular promotes integrity in research for researchers and discusses the importance of:

  • managing breaches of the Code and allegations of research misconduct,
  • managing research data and materials,
  • publishing and disseminating research findings, including proper attribution of authorship,
  • conducting effective peer review, and
  • managing conflicts of interest.

It also explains the responsibilities and rights of researchers if they witness research misconduct.

James Cook University (JCU) has adopted the principles set out in the Australian Code incorporating JCU-specific policy; see the Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research in the policy library.

Research Integrity Advisers

In accordance with the Code, JCU has appointed Research Integrity Advisers to assist with explanations of the Code in relation to research misconduct.

Advisers are not involved in any investigation and assessment of a complaint and they do not have any contact with the subject of an allegation nor are they involved in any subsequent inquiry. Research Integrity Advisers provide guidance on the options open to a person considering, making or having made, an allegation of research misconduct under the Code.