"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
Edith Cowan University
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Queensland University of Technology
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 ARMSAdmin@researchmanagement.org.au or +61 8 8201 5592.
Further instructions on how to download the guide can be found here.