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 integrity breaches.

Policy and procedures:

NHMRC Grant Recipients:

ARC Grant Recipients:

Higher Degrees by Research:

Health and Safety:

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