Find out how to contact us about any issue or concern related to research conducted by Victoria University.
Concern or complaint process
The University and its staff and students are bound by the . The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research has broad relevance across all research disciplines, guiding institutions and researchers in responsible research practices.
If you have an issue or concern related to research involving VU, you may wish to . RIAs are experienced researchers who have volunteered to provide confidential and independent advice to students, staff and people outside VU who are concerned about our research. A RIA can assist by helping you to clarify any issues impacting on your research and assist you in making an informed decision about how to proceed.
The University takes seriously all concerns, complaints, and allegations, including those that are made anonymously. Complainants will, as far as practicable, be kept updated about the process of investigating and responding to their concern/complaint.
On receiving a concern or complaint materials will be reviewed to:
- evaluate whether the matter fits within the framework of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research
- determine whether the matter would be better managed by another process or institution
- determine whether further information.
Express a concern or complaint
If you submit an anonymous submission, our office will only be able to consider it based on the information provided, as we will not be able to seek clarification from you or provide you with any updates.