Research Integrity Requirements

It is the Principal Investigator’s responsibility to obtain approvals from the appropriate University committees or State or Commonwealth authorities prior to the commencement of the research.

All Deakin researchers must comply with the Deakin Research Conduct Policy and undergo Research Integrity Training.

The checklist below can be used by researchers to see what approvals are required to meet their Research Integrity requirements.


Will your research involve the use of live animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, adult decapod crustaceans, or adult cephalopods

If yes, animal research will be conducted at:

Deakin University

  1. Obtain Deakin AEC approval. Refer to the animal ethics website

External Institution

  1. Obtain external institution AEC approval
  2. Notify Deakin AEC via ‘notification to work on external project’ form

International country with animal ethics approval process

  1. Obtain international AEC approval and ensure the project complies with the governing principles of the Code, provided that such compliance does not breach relevant local legislation
  2. Notify Deakin AEC via ‘notification to work on external project’ form

Will your research involve human participants or their data or tissue in activities such as, surveys, interviews, focus groups, psychological, physiological or medical testing or treatment, covert or overt observation, access to personal documents or other materials, the collection and use of body organs, tissues or fluids, access to their information (in individually identifiable, re-identifiable, or non-identifiable form) as part of a published or unpublished source or database?

If yes, human research will be conducted at:

Deakin University

Obtain Deakin HREC approval. Refer to human ethics website

International country (other than Australia)

Obtain Deakin HREC approval and fulfil international requirements. Refer to human ethics website

Will your research involve the use of ionising radiation, in the form of radioisotopes or X-raying human participants?

If yes, research will be conducted at:

Deakin University

Obtain approval from the Radiation Safety Officer (refer to Radiation website)

External Institution

Obtain approval from the Radiation Safety Officer if Deakin staff or student is operating X-ray equipment, handling radioisotopes or supervising a student handling radioisotopes

International country (other than Australia)

Obtain approval from the Radiation Safety Officer if Deakin staff or student is operating X-ray equipment, handling radioisotopes or supervising a student handling radioisotopes

Will your research involve the manipulation of genetic material?

If yes, research will be conducted at:

Deakin University

Obtain Laboratory and Biosafety Committee (LBC) approval. Refer to the biosafety and biosecurity website

External Institution

Obtain Deakin Laboratory and Biosafety Committee (LBC) approval. Refer to the biosafety and biosecurity website

International country (other than Australia)

Obtain approval in accordance with international country requirements and provide a copy to the Deakin School/Area

Will your research involve micro-organisms, biological materials and/or quarantine material

If yes, research will be conducted at:

Deakin University

Complete Deakin biosafety training and submit completed work safety assessment to school/area

External Institution

Complete risk assessment or hazard identification for external institution and provide a copy to the Deakin school/area

International country (other than Australia)

Complete risk assessment or hazard identification that complies with international country requirements and provide a copy to the Deakin School/Area

Will your research involve the export, supply, publication or brokering of goods and technology listed on the Defence Strategic Goods List (DSGL)?

Yes

Contact the Deakin’s Export Controls Officer, Professor Aaron Russell

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