Deakin Research

Research integrity

Responsible Conduct in Research – guidelines and required approvals

Responsible conduct in research involves different needs and guidelines, depending on the kind of research that is being undertaken.

Research methods and other discipline-specific aspects of the research framework are dealt with by the schools or research groups, but there are other requirements that cover broader classes of research. These for the most part are dealt with by the ORI.

 

Does the project involve Action required

Research

All research conducted at Deakin is subject to the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research
This doesn’t involve a specific approval process but you are required to be aware of the Code and the Deakin university guidelines based on it.

Animals (vertebrates, cephalopods or adult decapod crustaceans)

You must obtain approval from the Animal Ethics Committee (AEC)

Human participants, human tissue or individual information about people that is not in the public domain?

You must obtain human ethics clearance either through Deakin University-Human Research Ethics Committee (DUHREC) or one of the faculty Human Ethics Advisory Groups (HEAGs)

Genetically modified organisms

You must obtain approval from the Laboratory and Biosafety Committee

Physical Containment (PC1 or PC2) Facilities

You must obtain approval from the Laboratory and Biosafety Committee

Chemical hazards Biohazards

Complete Risk Assessment and Project Safety Plan

Physical Hazards

Complete Risk Assessment and Project Safety Plan

Quarantine approved premises

Seek advice from the Biosafety & Biosecurity Officer, Office Research Integrity, Denise Elson: denise.elson@deakin.edu.au

Radioactive substances or Ionizing Radiation

You must consult the Radiation Safety Officer, Mr Matthew Connolly: matthew.connolly@deakin.edu.au

 

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8th February 2013