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The Responsible
Conduct of
Research at
UTAS







Office of Research Services

Office of Research Services

The Code


Endorsed by NHMRC,
ARC and Universities
Australia in 2007



Why is it important?


Promote research integrity


Describes best practice in
research for researchers
and institutions


Compliance is a requisite
for NHMRC and ARC
funding




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Purpose of the Code


To guide institutions and researchers in
responsible research practice


‘…a basic reference for the development of
appropriate policies and procedures…’



‘…a reference for people outside the
research community who require
information on the standards expected…’



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Requirements of the Code


Each institution should provide an
appropriate research governance
framework which:


assesses research for assessed for quality,
safety, privacy, risk management, financial
management and ethical acceptability


specifies roles, responsibilities &
accountabilities


demands compliance with laws, regulations,
guidelines and codes of practice




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Requirements of the Code


Each institution must ensure availability of
documents that help guide good research
governance, conduct and management



Specific responsibilities for institutions and
researchers detailed in the Code




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Structure of the Code


The Code has two parts:



Part A describes principles and best practices for
the responsible conduct of research for
institutions and researchers



Part B provides a framework for handling
breaches of the Code and research misconduct



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Part A: Principles and practices of
responsible research conduct


Main topics addressed:


General principles of responsible research


Management of research data and primary materials


Supervision of research trainees


Publication and dissemination of research findings


Authorship


Peer Review


Conflicts of Interest


Collaborative research across institutions


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Institution’s Responsibilities


Provide an appropriate research governance
framework which:



Assesses research for quality, safety, privacy, risk
management, financial management & ethical acceptability


Ensures compliance with codes, guidelines and regulations


Provides policy and procedure documents


Promotes awareness of the Code and responsible research
practices


Specifies roles, responsibilities and accountabilities


Includes a process for handling allegations of research
misconduct


Provides induction, training and continuing education


Promotes mentoring and supervision


Ensures a safe working environment

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Researcher’s Responsibilities


Comply with policies and procedures


Comply with ethical principles


Report allegations of research misconduct


Ensure findings are disseminated responsibly, accurately
and properly


Cite relevant work appropriately and accurately


Maintain confidentiality


Adhere to authorship criteria


Participate in peer review


Supervisors:


Ensure training, mentor & provide support, maintain
oversight of research



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Part B: Breaches of the Code and
Research Misconduct


Research misconduct involves all of the following:


an alleged Breach of the Code


intent & deliberation, recklessness or gross and persistent
negligence


serious consequences


Examples of research misconduct:


fabrication, falsification, plagiarism or deception


failure to declare or manage a conflict of interest


failure to follow research proposals as approved by a
research ethics committee


wilful concealment or facilitation of research misconduct


Breach: less serious deviations from the Code

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Institution’s Responsibilities


provide a written policy for receiving and
managing research misconduct complaints


appoint a Designated Person to:


Receive allegations, conduct preliminary
investigations


appoint Research Integrity Advisers to:


Advise staff considering, making or having made
an allegation


ensure procedural fairness for involved parties

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Researcher’s Responsibilities


act in a timely manner in accordance with
institutional policy if concerned that research
misconduct has occurred

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UTAS response to the Code



Appointment of a Research Integrity Coordinator
within the Research Integrity & Ethics Unit,
Office of Research Services



Establishment of the Australian Code Steering
Committee



Development of the Research Integrity website

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The Australian Code Steering
Committee

Purpose:


Oversee the development of policies and
procedures based on the Code


Establish an appropriate research governance
framework


To develop a committee with ongoing research
governance oversight



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Steering Committee: Membership

Prof Paddy Nixon (Chair
, DVC
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R
)

Prof Peter Frappell (Dean, Graduate Research)

Dr Mark Hochman (Senior Advisor: Research Policy and Strategy)

Assoc Prof Frances Martin (Chair, SSHREC)

Prof Di Nicol (Chair, AEC)

Prof Madeleine Ball (Head, Faculty of Health Science)

Ms Brigid Freeman (Manager, Policy & Delegations)

Dr Mark Potter (Director, Office of Research Services)

Dr Lisa Schimanski (Research Manager, Menzies Research Institute)

Prof Sue Dodds (Dean, Faculty of Arts)

Associate Deans Research


Assoc Prof Anthony Koutoulis


Assoc Prof Keith Jacobs


Prof Gary Meyers


Assoc Prof Kim Beswick


Prof Andrew Robinson


Secretary: Jen Bruyn Schmidt, Research Integrity Coordinator

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What’s going on now…


Policies in development:


Responsible Conduct of Research Policy


Research Ethics Policy


Gene Technology Policy


Authorship of Research Policy & Procedures


Management of Research Data Policy &
Procedures


Collaborative Research Policy


Management of Research Funding
Procedures



Office of Research Services

Further information and updates



Jen Bruyn Schmidt,

6226 6254


jen.bruynschmidt@utas.edu.au


301 Sandy Bay Road, Level 1



Research Integrity website:


http://www.utas.edu.au/research/integrity
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and
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ethics/integrity