Status and Details

Status and Details

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 8th December 2023 This is the date on which this version of the document came into effect.
Review Date 8th 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 8th 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 Mark Evans
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
This is the officer generally responsible for day to day administrative matters.
Enquiries Contact Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
+61 2 6933 4237
General enquiries should be directed to the officer/area listed.

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

December 2023- Scheduled review. Approved by Academic Senate under delegation A11: RES AS189/26.

• Clarification of purpose to align to the University’s strategic and community goals, and its commitment to fostering a research culture aligned with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (Code). (clause 1) • Reorganisation of listings of legislative and ethical requirements by topic area (clause 2) • Updating of current research committees (clause 7) • Updating of roles and position titles of staff responsible for research leadership (clause 13) • Updating for researcher training topics to include peer review, publication and dissemination plans, and research integrity committees (clause 15) • Refining of language in the Policy to distinguish between suspected breaches of the Code and misconduct (clauses 17-19). • Inclusion of information around research involving foreign interactions, linking to Countering Foreign Interference Procedure (clause 20). • Emphasis of Work Health and Safety requirements and risk management to be undertaken to underpin research safety (clauses 32-33) • Removal of references to the Chemical Safety Committee and manual (clauses 38-40). • Streamlining direction for funded research by philosophic grants or donations to comply with the relevant Policy (clause 43). • Peer Review section added to the policy to align with the guidance in the Code (clauses 53-56) and definition of peer review added to the glossary (clause 64). • Clarification that research active staff must create and maintain a public CRO account (clause 57)