"This Guide is essential in underpinning the core foundations for research – quality and integrity. It will be an important component of the Toolkit that supports the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research. It will also be a valuable resource for our near neighbours and ARMS colleagues in New Zealand and Singapore."  Dr Tania Bezzobs, ARMS President

The Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes (AAMRI) and the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) are pleased to announce the release of their long anticipated Promoting Research Integrity: A Practical Guide for Research Integrity Advisors (RIAs).

While the online guide provides an overview of the requirements of the Australian Code for Responsible Conduct of Research, its main focus is to assist RIAs or those dealing with responsible conduct of research in the practical outworking of their responsibilities.  Specifically, the guide provides comprehensive  information, resources and case study examples on elements that constitute high quality research;  breaches of the Code; the role of the Research Integrity; suggestions for handling meetings and concludes with suggestions for managing issues of concern, including record keeping.

We acknowledge the generous input of our many volunteer authors and readers from across a wide range of member organisations who had worked tirelessly to develop this comprehensive guide for all AAMRI and ARMS members:

Australian Research Council

Baker Institute

Burnet Institute


Edith Cowan University

Garvan Institute

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

Queensland University of Technology

RMIT University

Telethon Kids Institute

University of New England

University of Southern Queensland

Western Sydney University

The online guide is ONLY AVAILABLE to AAMRI and ARMS members free of charge

We especially thank Dr Douglas Robertson (Australian National University), Dr Mark Hochman (ARMS) and Dr Peter Thomas (AAMRI) who provided editorial leadership and stewardship throughout the development of this guide.

If you have any questions, please contact the ARMS Executive Office ARMSMembership@researchmanagement.org.au or +61 8 8201 5592.

Further instructions on how to download the guide can be found here

You will be able to access the RIA Guide in your member portal under My Account/Online Courses once you have completed your registration for the Guide (not your membership registration).

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