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Research Integrity Group

Research Integrity Group

The Research Integrity Group brings together experts from across the Health Translation Queensland (HTQ) partnership to share best practice and learnings in the area of research integrity. By doing so, the group helps to enable peer-to-peer support and nurture ‘research integrity advisors’ in the clinical environment.

Formed in 2022, the group contributes to cross-partnership education, training, support and resources with a focus on developing and sustaining a community of practice.

Key achievements

  • Provided input into the development of the Research Integrity Maturity Model enabling organisations to self-evaluate their current levels of research integrity practices and compare them against established benchmarks and best practices.
  • Designed and delivered a Research Integrity Advisor Showcase to support clinician researchers interested in becoming research integrity advisors and encourage best practices within organisational frameworks.
  • Delivered a research integrity showcase to upskill those working in research compliance on how to ensure best practice when multiple policies and frameworks are at play.
  • Created research integrity resources, including a directory of contacts.

Current activity

HTQ’s Research Integrity Group informs on HTQ’s research integrity work program, this includes education and training initiatives.

Group members

  • Gordon McGurk, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute (Chair)
  • Sonia Hancock, Metro South Health
  • Louise Hutley, The University of Queensland
  • Sam McCourtie, The University of Queensland
  • Mark Hooper, Queensland University of Technology
  • Melissa Tate, Queensland University of Technology
  • Carine Rubins, West Morton Health
  • Amanda James, Children's Health Queensland
  • Rob McDowall, CSIRO
  • Emily Bailey, Mater
  • Imelda Ryan, Mater
  • Tania Crough, Metro North Health
  • Roxane Machen, Metro North Health
  • Susan Taylor, Metro North Health
  • Monica Naughtin, Griffith University
  • Rachael Smithson, Gold Coast Health
  • Benjamin Fox, Gold Coast Health
  • Sara Hubbard, Townsville HHS
  • Kelly Parker, Townsville HHS
  • Julianna Dawidowicz, University of Southern Queensland
  • Will Farmer, University of Southern Queensland
  • Deborah Wainwright, Darling Downs HHS
  • Sara Gottliebsen, Health Translation Queensland
  • Helen Breathnach, Health Translation Queensland

Further information

If you would like to join the Research Integrity Group or would like more information, please contact:

Health Translation Queensland Research Governance Manager
Email: research@healthtranslationqld.org.au

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