Australian Code (2018)

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How to avoid passive-aggressive mischief in a lab – A Research Integrity commentary

An institution that doesn’t have a mechanism where individuate can make complaints/make allegations where the identity of complaints will be protected or a mechanism where individuals can make anonymous complaints/make allegations, are begging for passive-aggressive behaviour, though not quite as humorous as this Don Mayne cartoon. This is Research Integrity Commentary Sheet is available for download by our Patrons.

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An AI researcher? – A Human Research Ethics discussion activity

As AI that is used in research become smarter it raises some interesting questions

                1. Are they more impartial than humans?
                2. Should they or their programmers be listed as co-author or at least acknowledged?

This very topical discussion sheet could be used in the context of discussions about conflicts of interest, authorship and respect.

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Public need and private pardon – A Research Integrity discussion activity

When confronted with a public need (such a helping with the response to COVID-19 or foiling a domestic terrorist plot) what should do if part of the response is facing punishment for misconduct?  A topical research integrity discussion activity that references a block-buster movie.

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Template for institutional investigation procedures (T4IIP ) with regard to alleged breaches of the Australian Code (2018)

A template and notes to assist institutions to implement a breach investigation procedure that aheres to the Australian Code (2018) and doesn’t clash with enterprise bargain agreements.

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