Integrity is one of ECU’s core values - being ethical, honest and fair. Integrity is also a key component of world-class research. In Australia, all researchers are required to comply with The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (the Code). The Code sets out the principles that characterise an honest, ethical and conscientious research culture that facilitate high quality research. The eight principles of the Code include:
The code dives deeper and sets out 13 responsibilities for institutions who have an obligation to encourage and support responsible research conduct. It also provides 16 responsibilities for researchers to uphold in all aspects of their research.
At ECU, our approach to Research Integrity and meeting the principles and responsibilities of the code, is addressed through three components of world class research, and three supporting structures:
|Core Components||Support Structures|
Governance, Policies and Procedures
|Working with others||Professional Learning|
|Professional Conduct||Research Integrity Advisors|
This approach is underpinned by policies, guidelines and resources with an additional focus on creating a strong research culture. The development of this University approach to research integrity will include:
Further information will become available throughout the year, however in the meantime if you wish to discuss further, please contact:
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