The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (the Code) articulates the broad principles that characterise an honest, ethical and conscientious research culture. It establishes a framework for responsible research conduct that provides a foundation for high-quality research, credibility and community trust in the research endeavour.
This guide is intended to assist institutions and researchers to adhere to relevant principles of the Code. This guide also aims to assist those involved in research to understand and apply best practice in disclosing interests and in managing any conflicts that may arise, or may be perceived to arise, from those interests.
Guidelines for researcher’s and stakeholders: The purpose of this document is to ensure research is safe, respectful, responsible, high quality and of benefit to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.
Guide to Managing and Investigating Potential Breaches of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research
This Guide applies to departures from the principles and responsibilities of the Code by researchers, which are referred to as breaches.
The purpose of this guideline is to act as a companion document to the abovementioned guideline (refer to 1.3.2). It is intended for use by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research participants and communities but may also be useful for building researcher’s knowledge about such research.
This guide is intended to assist institutions and researchers to adhere to relevant principles of the Code. Institutional policies should address the storage, retention and disposal of all research data, whether held in an institutional repository or externally.
The purpose of this document is to promote ethically good human research.
The purpose of this document is to ensure that research that affects Aboriginal people and communities is done in a culturally appropriate way, involves and considers the people that it affects.
Institutions are responsible for ensuring that supervisors have appropriate experience and are supported in providing guidance on the responsible conduct of research.3 Institutions should actively promote supervisory best practice, acknowledging and, as appropriate, rewarding excellence in supervision.
All applicants must ensure that their project is abiding by the COVID-19 regulations. Projects where there has been changes to the protocol must submit a COVID safe strategy outlining how they have minimised risks associated with COVID-19 and their team, participants, partners, and others affected by the research.
This document includes a letter of support template and consent form. This template may be adapted for each Aboriginal organisation and should outline the mutually beneficial terms of agreement between the research team and the organisation. Signed templates must be submitted at the time of applying for ethical review.
The purpose of this document is to state the reason the participant is being invited to take part in the research project and to explain the purpose of the form and the nature of informed consent. This template may be used or adapted for an ethics application.