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HDR Essentials. GRS Webinar Series. Human Ethics and Research Integrity

Presented by Julianna Dawidowicz and Will Farmer

Date: 10 March 2021
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Venue: Online via Zoom
Contact: For more information, please contact Rebecca Boddington.
Booking: Please register here.
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Research Integrity 

Good quality research is underpinned by core behaviours such as honesty, transparency, rigour and fairness. This session will give participants a quick overview of the Research Code of Conduct and their responsibilities as research trainees at USQ. Participants will gain an understanding of what is meant by good research practice and reflect on what may constitute a breach of the research code. 


Julianna Dawidowicz is the Manager, Research Integrity and Ethics (RI&E). Her role is quite varied and brings together responsibility for: Research Integrity, Defence Export Controls, Institutional Biosafety governance, oversight of ethics (both Human and Animal) and oversight of the Research reporting function at USQ.  Julianna has more than 16 years of experience in the higher education sector commencing at USQ in 2004 in the University’s Corporate Services area supporting the Vice-Chancellor’s Committees and producing the University’s Annual Report. From 2007-2017, Julianna was based at Monash University, working in a variety of roles supporting academics across two Faculties in course improvement, educational quality, and research management positions before moving to a central role as the University’s Academic Performance Analyst supporting the Vice-Provost (Academic Performance). Julianna returned to USQ in 2017 and played a key role in USQ’s ERA2018 and EI 2018 submissions to the ARC before moving to the role of Manager, RI&E. 

Human Ethics 

If you are conducting research with human participants, or using human data, you may need to apply for ethics approval from USQ’s Human Research Ethics Committee.  This session will focus on when ethics review is required and how to apply for ethics clearance using USQ’s Research Information Management System (RIMS).  The session will provide a run through of the ethics application form, including tips and tricks to assist you in understanding the ideas and considerations underpinning research ethics, helping you to prepare a strong application to ensure a smooth review process. 


Will Farmer is USQ’s Ethics Coordinator of Human Research.  Will has worked in USQ’s Office of Research in the area of research ethics on and off for around ten years and has qualifications in law, history and international relations.  Will has assisted in designing and implementing many of USQ’s ethics application forms and processes and is well placed to assist USQ researchers across all fields with queries relating to the ethical conduct of research at USQ.