Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, 2018
The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, 2018 (the Code) articulates the broad principles that characterise an honest, ethical and conscientious research culture. It establishes a framework for responsible research conduct that provides a foundation for high-quality research, credibility and community trust in the research endeavour and outlines the expectations for the conduct of research in Australia or research conducted under the auspices of Australian institutions. The Code is co-authored by NHMRC, ARC and Universities Australia.
In support of the Code, the co-authors are developing a set of guides that provide detail on how to comply with the principles and responsibilities of the Code. The guides are designed for use by the full range of Australian research institutions and researchers from all research disciplines. The guides will also provide a reference for the development of institutional policies and processes that promote the principles and responsibilities of the Code. The Guides include:
- Guide to Managing and Investigating Potential Breaches of the Code (the Investigation Guide)
- Management of Data and Information in Research
- Peer Review
- Disclosure of Interests and Management of Conflicts of Interest
Australian Council of Graduate Research (ACGR)
The Australian Council of Graduate Research (ACGR) Graduate Research Good Practice Principles articulate a set of standards considered to be essential for the delivery of graduate research programs. In July 2018, ACGR developed the ACGR Guidelines for Quality Graduate Research Supervision that provide institutions with guidelines to support a quality supervision experience for HDR students.
On 1 August 2018, Universities Australia released Principles for Respectful Supervisory Relationships as part of their 10-point Action Plan response to the Respect. Now. Always. Initiative.