Find your local research integrity advisors, staff of the Office of Research Ethics and Integrity and how to raise a concern, complaint or allegation
If you suspect that research misconduct has occurred, feel uneasy about something research-related, or simply want advice, you should feel empowered to bring this to the University's knowledge. The University takes seriously all concerns, complaints, and allegations, including those that are made anonymously. We ask that allegations be made in good faith, confidentially, and without malice. Complainants will, as far as practicable, be kept updated about the process of investigating and responding to their complaints.
Research Integrity Advisors
Preferably, you should first speak to a Research Integrity Advisor (RIA). RIAs can help give you personal and discipline-specific advice. Note that if you have a concern about research conduct at another institution, it is best to directly go to that institution's equivalent research integrity office.
If you want discipline-specific advice about research practice, or feel uncertain about something, you can talk to a Research Integrity Advisor.
Office of Research Ethics and Integrity
- General enquiries
- Opening Hours
- Weekdays: 9am—5pm
- Complaint, concern or allegation?
Any person with a complaint, concern or allegation about research conduct at the University of Melbourne can talk to an RIA, complete this anonymous form, email firstname.lastname@example.org, contact the Director Office of Research Ethics and Integrity Elise Grosser, or contact a Research Integrity Officer Kim Gilliland, Catherine Nie, Tom Wright, Kirsty McPherson or Erin Pugh. For general office enquiries contact Poppy Bouhalis.
- Postal address
Office of Research Ethics & Integrity
Level 5, 161 Barry Street
The University of Melbourne
Elise Grosser, Director Office of Research Ethics and Integrity tel: (03) 9035 9755 email@example.comMs Kim Gilliland, Research Integrity Investigations Officer tel: (03) 9035 4202 firstname.lastname@example.orgDr Catherine Nie, Research Integrity Officer tel: (03) 8344 2894 email@example.comTom Wright, Research Integrity Officer tel: (03) 8344 6690 firstname.lastname@example.orgMs Kirsty McPherson, Research Integrity Officer tel: (03) 8344 4914 email@example.comMs Erin Pugh, Research Integrity Officer tel: (03) 8344 5211 firstname.lastname@example.orgMs Poppy Bouhalis, Research Integrity Administrator tel: (03) 8344 1814 email@example.com
Raise a concern, complaint or allegation
Any person can submit to the Office of Research Ethics and Integrity a complaint, concern, or allegation about research conduct at the University of Melbourne via:
- online form - which includes the option to make an anonymous submission;
- email; or
- contact staff within the Office of Research Ethics and Integrity.
All submissions are are handled in complete confidence.
The Office of Research Ethics and Integrity will only be able to consider your submission based on the information provided, as there will be no recourse to liaise with you to seek any clarification or provide any update on the matter.