Scientific integrity

Scientific integrity

Scientist holding test tube sample in lab
We seek to:
  • Promote the integrity of scientific literature by correcting errors whether they are accidental or deliberate.
  • Foster integrity in the practice of science by taking appropriate remedial action in cases of scientific misconduct.

Good scientific practice

Statements on research practice have been developed to foster scientific integrity at WEHI. All staff, students and visiting scientists are required to adhere to all policies and guidelines relating to research practice and the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (the Code).


Research Integrity Advisors play a key role in research integrity and responsible research practices at WEHI.

WEHI staff and students can speak with a WEHI Research Integrity Advisor if they have questions or concerns about the conduct of research and researcher responsibilities under the Code.


Scientific misconduct

WEHI is committed to ethical and responsible conduct of research. Staff and students at WEHI, as well as concerned members of the public, are able to raise a concern relating to any element of research conduct under the Code. 

Concerns and complaints about research conducted at WEHI or by our researchers will be managed in accordance with procedural fairness and requirements set out in the Code. This includes complaints made anonymously. 

To raise a concern about research conduct at WEHI, please contact the Designated Officer, Associate Professor Ian Majewski at Alternatively, you may wish to contact the Research Integrity Team via email: or lodge a written complaint to our postal address: 1G Royal Parade, Parkville VICTORIA 3052, Australia. 

When submitting a complaint, please include all relevant details and your expected outcome/s. We may reach out to request additional information or for clarification. Unless the complaint is anonymous, we would expect to update you as and when key decisions are made regarding the progress of the complaint.


Further information

David Vaux presenting

Professor David Vaux presents the Institute's policy and procedure on good scientific practice