Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

This Code has been jointly developed by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Australian Research Council (ARC) and Universities Australia, and has broad relevance across all research disciplines.

The Code also has a companion Guide that provides a framework on how to deal with departures from best practice.

All researchers associated with the University must conduct their research in a manner consistent with the principles & responsibilities outlined in the Code and conduct their research in compliance with other legal or regulatory requirements and any University procedures or guidelines relevant to their field of research.

Compliance with the principles outlined in the Code is a requirement for the receipt of funding from the Australian Research Council and the National Health and Medical Research Council. For funding received from the United States Public Health Services (PHS) compliance with the PHS Policies on Research Misconduct 42CFR Part 93 is also required.

This Code does not incorporate all the laws, regulations, guidelines and other codes of practice that apply to the conduct of research within Australia. For a more comprehensive list, visit the Legal and Risk Compliance website.