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Institutions may receive complaints about researchers or the conduct of research, or about the conduct of the University's Human and Animal Research Ethics Committees (HREC and ACEC). Complaints may be made by participants, researchers, staff of institutions, animal carers, students or members of the public. Be assured that all complaints will be handled with sensitivity and confidentiality.

Complaints regarding allegations of research Misconduct are handled in accordance with the SCU Research Responsible Conduct Policy and the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research.

The Chair of the Human Research Ethics Committee and Chair of the Animal Care and Ethics Committee act as advisers on research integrity and can be contacted as follows:

Professor Bill Boyd

Dr Brendan Kelaher

In the case of a complaint about the Research Ethics Committees contact:

Ethics Manager
Office of Research
Southern Cross University
PO Box 157
Lismore NSW 2480
T: +61 2 6620 3965