Conducting responsible research
Research integrity is a form of professional ethics for researchers and comprises a set of standards of behaviour for the responsible conduct of research. The ethics team and grants team supports UNE researchers to ensure that research at UNE is conducted responsibly, with the highest possible level of integrity, so ultimately, the research will stand the test of time. Below are links to the more important codes and policies with which all UNE researchers should be thoroughly familiar.
Policies and guidelines
NHMRC Indigenous research ethics guidelines:
- Ethical conduct in research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and communities: Guidelines for researchers and stakeholders
- Keeping research on track II
- Ethical conduct in research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and communities: Guidelines for researchers and stakeholders provides a set of principles to ensure research is safe, respectful, responsible, high quality and of benefit to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities. Keeping research on track II was developed to provide advice on how these values and principles can be put into practice in research. Both of these guidelines support the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research.
Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL)
Where research is related to goods, services or technologies that are controlled under the DSGL, researchers are obliged to obtain the necessary permit/s, in consultation with Research Services.
Research misconduct includes fabrication, falsification, plagiarism or deception in proposing, carrying out or reporting the results of research, and failure to declare or manage a serious conflict of interest. It includes avoidable failure to follow research proposals as approved by a research ethics committee, particularly where this failure may result in unreasonable risk or harm to humans, animals or the environment. It also includes the wilful concealment or facilitation of research misconduct by others; refer Section 10, Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research.
If you have concerns about possible research misconduct or simply wish to know more about correct procedures with regard to research misconduct, the following links will provide relevant information.