Dealing with issues and concerns about conduct
What to do if you consider another researcher has failed to follow good research practice.
Should a person consider that another researcher has failed to follow good research practice or has behaved unethically, the means by which the concerns can be raised in New Zealand are:
- through a complaint to Royal Society Te Apārangi if the researcher concerned is a member of the Society. (Members include all our classes of Membership, including our Fellows, Honorary Fellows and Companions.)
- to the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) at a New Zealand university
- to the management of other types of research organisations
The Society’s Chief Executive may be contacted for advice on mechanisms available for reporting and dealing with alleged misconduct.