This interesting preprint paper, published in March 2023 and the research they report relates to a survey of Australian Research Integrity Advisers to explore their experiences, work, needs and views. It provides a useful national reflection for research institutions, current and possible future RIAs in Australia.
Most advisors had a very light workload, with an median of just 0.5 days per month. Thirteen percent of advisors had not received any training, and some advisors only discovered they were an advisor after our approach. Most advisors were positive about their ability to help colleagues deal with integrity issues. The main desired changes were for greater advertising of their role and a desire to promote good practice rather than just supporting potential issues. Advisors might be a useful policy for supporting research integrity, but some advisors need better institutional
support in terms of training and raising awareness.
Barnett, A., & Borg, D. N. (2023, May 5). A census of Research Integrity Advisors in Australia. https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/SPTCG