Responsible Conduct of Research Policy and Procedure


This Policy formally adopts the principles embodied in the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research 2018 [the Code] and should be read in conjunction with the Code. This Policy is predicated on the principle that researchers associated with the University are committed to high standards of professional conduct, and that they will ensure their work enhances the good name of the University and the profession to which they belong. Like the Code it adopts, the Policy simply formalises principles that naturally flow from such a commitment to excellence.


Reaffirmed with minor amendments by Vice-Chancellor and President on 20 September 2022 for a further three years - D2022/177011.

  • Related Procedures, Forms

  • Administration, Approval and Review

    RMO File No. 2019/775
    Policy custodian Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research)
    Responsible policy officer Executive Director, Research Services
    Endorsed by Academic Board on 5 June 2019
    Approved by Vice-Chancellor and President on 20 September 2022
    Related Policies Academic Board Statement on Undue Influence

    Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research 2018

    Authorship Policy

    Behaviour and Conduct Policy

    Code of Conduct

    Ethical conduct in research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and communities: Guidelines for researchers and stakeholders 2018

    Fraud and Corruption Control Policy and Plan

    Funding from the Tobacco Industry Policy

    Information Management Policy

    Intellectual Property Policy

    National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research

    Research Misconduct Procedure

    Research Data and Primary Materials Policy

    Research Education and Supervision Policy

    University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement (as amended or replaced)

    Whistleblower Policy

    Related legislation Refer to

    State Records Act 1997

    US Public Health Services Policies on Research Misconduct 42CFR

    Effective from 20 September 2022
    Review Date 19 September 2025
    Contact for queries about the policy Executive Director, Research Services, tel: 8313 5551

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