The Australian Code for Responsible Conduct of Research
The central code governing research integrity in Australia is the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (the Code). The Code is a joint statement of The National Health and Medical Research Council, the Australian Research Council and Universities Australia. It operates in conjunction with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, and other codes relating to particular kinds of research, to help define best conduct in research.
The code is based on a broad understanding of research integrity:
- honesty and integrity
- respect for human research participants, animals and the environment
- good stewardship of public resources used to conduct research
- appropriate acknowledgement of the role of others in research
- responsible communication of research results
Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research 2007 p. 1.3.
Compliance with the Code is a prerequisite for receipt of NHMRC or ARC funding.
The Code was formally adopted at Deakin University by Academic Board in June 2008. All active researchers must make themselves aware of the Code and its contents.
Researchers must also be aware of the Research Conduct Policy and related procedures and guidelines, including those relating to allegations of research misconduct.
Policy and procedures:
Higher Degrees by Research:
- Higher Degree by Research Supervision Policy
- Higher Degrees by Research Admission Procedure
- Higher Degrees by Research Supervision Procedure
- Higher Degrees by Research Academic Progress procedure
- Higher Degrees by Research Assessment Procedure
- Regulation 04.1(2) Academic Misconduct
- Student Academic Misconduct Procedure
Health and Safety: