The NHMRC Research Integrity and Misconduct Policy clarifies the role and responsibilities of NHMRC Administering Institutions about notifying NHMRC of research integrity matters and describes how NHMRC responds to such matters.

The policy applies to actual or potential breaches of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, 2018 (the Code) that may have occurred in relation to NHMRC funding (as defined in the policy), including research misconduct and fraud.

The NHMRC Research Integrity and Misconduct Policy takes effect on 1 July 2019 and replaces the previous NHMRC policy on misconduct related to NHMRC funding.

However, for complaints that were received by Institutions before 1 July 2019, or for preliminary assessments and investigations that were already underway before this date, the previous NHMRC Policy on Misconduct related to NHMRC Funding applies.

The NHMRC Research Integrity and Misconduct Policy is supported by three fact sheets. These can also be downloaded below.

Enquires about the policy can be directed to integrity@nhmrc.gov.au. Concerns about potential breaches of the Code, including research misconduct and fraud, should be directed to the institution at which the research is occurring, in the first instance.