Research Integrity Advisors (RIAs)

The University of Melbourne has a peer network of Research Integrity Advisors who provide advice about the responsible conduct of research and the University processes for managing concerns or complaints about research conduct. They are available to provide advice to potential complainants about the appropriate way forward (which may include referral to other University processes).

RIAs do not have an investigative or determinative role in dealing with these sorts of issues (other people at the University carry this responsibility, such as Heads of Departments, Associate Deans (Research), or Deans). RIAs cannot be involved in processes that follow on from any of their discussions with people seeking advice.

You can meet with any of the RIAs—a list of current RIAs can be found here. You are not restricted to those from MGSE. In some cases, meeting with someone another Faculty can be a good idea.

For more information about RIAs, and advice for when you might wish to contact one, please see