Research integrity committee

The Research Integrity Committee is responsible for ensuring that all research at the University is conducted to the highest ethical standards.

RIC is committed to developing, promoting and maintaining a culture of research integrity that is exemplary.

“At the heart of this, cultures must embed research integrity – ensuring that we conduct our research in a way that is ethical, recognises the contribution of others appropriately and follows best practice and policy”

Research and Innovation Strategic Plan 2016-2020

RIC has four subcommittees that report to it. These are:

  • Human Research Ethics Committee
  • Animal Ethics Committee
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee
  • University Chemical Advisory Safety Committee

RIC receives annual reports from each of these committees and monitors compliance with appropriate legislation and codes that govern research ethics, integrity and safety.

RIC also has a role in monitoring the provision of educational and training programmes in research ethics and integrity.

Membership

Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President, Research and Innovation (Chair)
Chair: Human Research Ethics Committee
Chair: Animal Ethics Committee
Chair: Institutional Biosafety Committee
Chair: University Chemical Advisory Safety Committee
Director: Research and Innovation Services
Dean of Graduate Studies
Research Integrity Advisor Health
Research Integrity Advisor Business
Research Integrity Advisor EASS
Research Integrity Advisor ITEE
Representative for Deans of Research
Director: Assurance Services
Associate Director: Wellbeing and Employee Benefits

Ex-Officio
Deputy Director: Research and Innovation Services
Manager: Research integrity