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.

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 6 June 2019
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

Intellectual Property Policy

National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research

Research Misconduct Procedure

Research Data and Primary Materials Policy

Research Student Handbook

Supervisor Register Policy

University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement (as amended or replaced)

University Records Policy

Whistleblower Policy

Related legislation Refer to

State Records Act 1997

US Public Health Services Policies on Research Misconduct 42CFR

Superceded Policies Guidelines and Rules for Responsible Practice in Research
Effective from 1 July 2019
Review Date 30 June 2022
Contact for queries about the policy Executive Director, Research Services, tel: 8313 5551

Printed copies of these documents may not be up to date. Please refer to the University Policy and Procedures website for the latest version.