Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and a summary of the changes from the previous version of the document. Please note that the Unit Head listed on this page is the current owner of this policy and may not reflect the University position/staff member who owned this policy at the time of publication.

Responsible Conduct of Research Policy

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Status Current Indicates if this version of the document is in effect (Current), yet to come into effect (Future), or expired (Historic).
Effective Date 18th December 2023 This is the date on which this version of the document came into effect.
Review Date 18th December 2026 The next review of this document is scheduled to commence on this date.
Approval Authority Academic Senate The noted authority approved this is version of the document.
Approval Date 18th December 2023 This is the date on which this version of the document was approved by the authorised authority.
Expiry Date Not Applicable This is the date on which this version expires. It may still apply, conditionally, after this date.
Unit Head Kevin Dunn
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research
This is the officer generally responsible for day to day administrative matters.
Enquiries Contact Shantala Mohan
Executive Director, Research
General enquiries should be directed to the officer/area listed.

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

The revised and renamed Responsible Conduct of Research Policy (renamed as Codes under the new Policy Framework are Board of Trustees approved documents) has been substantially updated with the following amendments: • Updating of related Codes and addition of relevant guidelines • Reordering and restructure of the document • Removal of duplication of information • Simplification of language to improve clarity • Addition of definitions • Cross referencing to areas of research risk such as foreign interference, export controls and autonomous sanctions, and research that involves working with vulnerable people • A new clause that emphasises adherence to relevant principles of the Australian Code, when generative AI is used in the conduct of research (noting that the definition of research does not include the term ‘original’) • New guidelines in relation to authorship, supervision, publication and dissemination of research, and procedures for managing contraventions of the Policy have also been developed. The approving authority for this policy was agreed by the Vice Chancellor (VC) and approved by Academic Senate [AS 23/06:06 - 8 December 2023] to change from the VC to Academic Senate. This policy document is a Head Policy under the Policy Refresh Project.

Clauses Amended:Policy: All Guidelines: All Procedures: All