Responsible research conduct , Haepapa rangahau

Massey is committed to carrying out open, sound and trustworthy research. The Code of Responsible Research Conduct describes what 'good research behaviour' looks like.

The Code of Responsible Research Conduct (RRC) applies to all research even when a research ethics code is also involved.

RRC focuses on researcher behaviour in relation to data and other academics, while the Codes of Research Ethics cover researcher behaviour in relation to participants (humans or animals).

Research that does not involve participants still has the potential to involve issues such as:

  • data integrity
  • plagiarism
  • authorship attribution
  • responsible dissemination.

The RRC provides guidance about good scholarship in these areas.

Who the RRC applies to

The Massey Code of Responsible Research Conduct applies to staff members including

  • Professors emeritus
  • visiting, adjunct and honorary staff
  • contracted researchers.

Read the RRC

Get informal advice

If you experience or see research misconduct, the first step should be to speak directly to the people involved.

If you are not comfortable doing that or it has not resolved the situation, contact a Research Practice Advisor (RPA).

They can offer informal support to help with situations involving questionable research practice or minor breaches of research conduct.

Research practice advisors

Professor Tim Bentley

College
Business School
Campus
Auckland campus

Professor Tony Parker

College
College of Creative Arts
Campus
Wellington campus
Associate Professor Ian Laird

Associate Professor Ian Laird

Associate Dean Research - College of Health
College
College of Health
Campus
Manawatū campus, Palmerston North
Professor Cynthia White

Professor Cynthia White

Pro Vice-Chancellor College of Humanities and Social Sciences
College
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus
Manawatū campus, Palmerston North

Distinguished Professor Gaven Martin

College
College of Science
Campus
Auckland campus