News: research ethics & integrity
The adage “publish or perish” resonates throughout the academy. Scholars and universities both rely on publication statistics to measure achievements and quantify contributions to knowledge.
Over recent decades, Australia’s economy and the higher education sector have benefited from an expansion in global engagement opportunities. With increasing connectivity through travel and technology, international student numbers grew and collaborative research projects thrived.
The University is gearing up globally and extending its profile through connections with international partners, staff, students and alumni.
As a globally geared institution, many of the University’s activities involve collaboration with people and entities overseas.
Researchers who deal with quarantine status materials should take note of the recent prosecution of a Brisbane transport company found to have breached their biosecurity obligations.
Did you hear about the academic who went to prison for ignoring export controls? Academic freedom was no defence.
The experience of Emeritus Professor John Roth from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, USA is a cautionary tale for all academic researchers about the limits of academic freedom in a world troubled by threats of nuclear proliferation, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
After more than 100 years of service, Australia’s Quarantine Act 1908 has been replaced by the Biosecurity Act 2015.