A research integrity officer can
- provide confidential and independent advice
- help you identify and clarify the issues based on areas of research conduct, principles and values of responsible research, and/or other issues impacting on, or directly connected to research
- provide information to help you make an informed decision about your options/how to proceed
- provide a limited personal opinion on the advantages and disadvantages of adopting a particular course of action and/or the options available.
Beyond this a RIO cannot take any further action or role in the matter.