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The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (the Code) provides guidance to institutions and researchers in responsible research practices.

Information is also provided on how to manage breaches of the Code and allegations of research misconduct, how to manage the storage of research data and materials, how to publish and disseminate research findings, including proper attribution of authorship, how to conduct effective peer review and how to manage conflicts of interest. It also explains the responsibilities and rights of researchers if they witness research misconduct.

Compliance with the Code is a prerequisite for receipt of National Health and Medical Research Council and Australian Research Council funding. The Code can be viewed on the Office of Research Ethics, Compliance and Integrity website

All students and staff engaged in research at the University of Adelaide are required to undertake training in the Code. For research students, online training materials are available in the form of the following three modules:

  • Publication and Dissemination of Research Findings
  • Management of data and primary materials and
  • Authorship Issues

The modules can be accessed online and are completed as part of the Core Component of the Structured Program.

If you have questions about the appropriate conduct of research in your discipline, you are encouraged to consult your supervisors, Postgraduate Coordinator or Head of School in the first instance. The Dean of Graduate Studies and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research) are also available for consultation where required.


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