To ensure that scientific research is carried out in accordance with the leading principles of scientific integrity – honesty, care, transparency, independence, and responsibility.
To address allegations of research misconduct with policies that are in accordance with the National Policy Statement on Ensuring Research Integrity in Ireland, the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity and guidance released by the National Forum on Research Integrity.
To clarify the role and responsibilities of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Administering Institutions about notifying NHMRC of research integrity matters and describes how NHMRC responds to such matters.
To provide clear standards to researchers and research performing organizations to uphold the highest standards of research integrity that accord with international developments for applied, fundamental and practice-oriented research.
To ensure that both the interests of the complainant and the researcher concerned are taken into account.