Research with integrity
The Australian Code of the Responsible Conduct of Research (“the Code”) identifies the broad principles that characterise an honest, ethical and responsible research culture and provides a framework for responsible research conduct.
The principles that UOW and all researchers at UOW must adhere to are:
- Honesty, rigour & accountability: in the development, undertaking and reporting of research (P1, P2 & P7)
- Transparency: in declaring interests and reporting research methodology, data and findings (P3)
- Fairness: in the treatment of others (P4)
- Respect: for research participants, the wider community, animals and the environment (P5)
- Recognition: of the right of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to be engaged in research that affects or is of particular significance to them (P6)
- Promotion: of responsible research practice (P8)
The Code is supported by a series of guides that are designed to assist researchers and institutions in meeting their obligations and drive University policies. Refer to the forms, guidelines and policies tab.
A failure to meet the principles and responsibilities set out in the Code and/or University policy by any Researcher (staff or student), may constitute a breach or, in more serious cases, research misconduct.