The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research establishes a framework for the Responsible Conduct of Research.
The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (the Australian Code) provides a foundation for high-quality research, credibility and community trust in the research endeavour. Institutional compliance with the Australian Code is a prerequisite for receipt of funding by the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Australian Research Council.1
The UNSW Research Code of Conduct
UNSW has implemented the UNSW Research Code of Conduct (The Research Code) to meet this obligation and to foster its ongoing commitment to the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).
The Research Code applies to all UNSW Researchers conducting Research. This includes:
- Coursework and Research Candidates or Research Trainees
- Research staff
- Visiting and conjoint/adjunct appointees
- Professional/non-academic staff undertaking research or a research function.
The Research Code sets out 8 principles which are the hallmarks of RCR, as well as specific responsibilities which all UNSW researchers must comply with throughout all stages of their research and related activities.