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Responsible Conduct of Research

The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (released by the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Australian Research Council and Universities Australia) outlines the requirements of Australian research organisations in relation to the responsible conduct of research.

Edith Cowan University has accepted the requirements of the Code and also abides by other relevant Federal and State Government requirements governing integrity and ethical practice in research.

Members of the University undertaking research are required to be aware of the provisions of the Code, relevant University policies and guidelines governing responsible practice in research, as outlined below.

ECU Framework for the Responsible Conduct of Research


Multicentre research may include research projects which are conducted at more than one institution, conducted jointly by researchers affiliated with difference institutions, approved at one institution and transferred to another and for projects for which more than one institution has responsibility for ethical review and approval.

For further information about the process visit the Applying for ethics approval web page.

All international University collaborations (research and other University agreements, arrangements and engagements) are subject to UNSC and Autonomous sanctions. As such all ECU collaborations with international partners (individuals and entities) need to be assessed for sanctions compliance.

For further information about the process visit the Sanctions web page.

Breaches of the Code and Misconduct in Research

The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research articulates the broad principles and responsibilities that underpin the conduct of Australian research. The associated Guide to Managing and Investigating Potential Breaches of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research outlines how to manage, investigate and resolve complaints about potential breaches of the Code. For further information on how the University manages such allegations, refer to the Research Misconduct policy.

Contact

Director, Research Services
Professor Margaret Jones
Telephone: (61 8) 6304 2721
E-mail: margaret.jones@ecu.edu.au

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