The work of SMI is transdisciplinary, independent, impartial and rigorous. Our research integrates the expertise of production, environmental, social science, and health and safety specialists to deliver sustainable resource development and train the next generation of industry community leaders. 

SMI researchers work across the life of mine, resulting in unique capabilities and collaborations available at no other research institute in the world. 

Centres and Programs

SMI's Research Centres are committed to delivering sustainable resource development and training the next generation of industry and community leaders.

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In addition to the depth of expertise within each Centre, SMI has developed transdisciplinary Strategic Programs to address global challenges for the industry.

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Research Integrity

The University of Queensland is committed to encouraging its researchers to conduct their research and scholarship with integrity. A combination of good policy, which is underpinned by the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, and innovative training in the area of responsible research practices, provides a solid base for our researchers to conduct their high quality research with integrity.

Should there be any concerns in regard to the responsible conduct of research or research misconduct, please contact SMI’s Research Integrity Advisor (RIA), Professor David Cliff, email:   

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