Research integrity is a way of thinking and behaving that ensure that research undertaken is trustworthy.
The Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) is committed to supporting a research culture that encourages responsible research practices based on the principles of research integrity. Responsible research practices guide researchers in the conduct of their work as well as in their engagement with the practical, ethical and intellectual challenges inherent in research.
Training and resources
- Macquarie University's Online Ethics Training Module Research Ethics Training for Social Sciences. The course is suitable for undergraduate students.
- The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) provides leadership in thinking on publication ethics and practical resources to educate and support members, and offers a professional voice in current debates.'
Below is a selection of case studies to highlight integrity issues in publication. Visit the COPE website to access further case studies.
- Undisclosed conflict of interest
- Data fabrication in a rejected manuscript
- Potential figure manipulation with corresponding author
- Duplicate submission and authorship dispute
- Victim of article theft wants correction to list their name, not retraction
- Peer reviewer contacted by author
- Suspected plagiarism
- Reviewer requesting addition of multiple citations of their own work
- Self-plagiarism and suspected salami publishing
- The USA Office of Research Integrity offers interactive online training in research integrity for laboratory and research clinic-based researchers.
There is also a collection of case studies relating to research integrity and summaries of actual research integrity cases: