Establishing a responsible research environment is the most effective way of preventing research misconduct and other breaches of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research 2018 (“the Code”). Complaints may be received about researchers or the conduct of research, or about the conduct of the Metro South Health Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC). They may be made by participants, researchers, staff of institutions, or others. All complaints received will be handled promptly and sensitively.
Please see the Research Complaints and Misconduct Procedure (PDF, 481.46 KB) for more information.
The Metro South Health Research Integrity Advisor is able to advise an employee who is unsure about a research conduct issue and may be considering whether to make an allegation or a complaint about research. In accordance with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research 2007 responsibilities of the Designated Person have been allocated to an appropriate officer within Metro South Health. View the contact details of the Research Integrity Advisor and Designated Person in Metro South Health.