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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.