Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this document, contact details for the relevant Unit Head and document author and, on the right, a brief summary of changes between this and the previous version.

Code of Practice - Responsible Conduct of Research

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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 13th December 2023 This is the date on which this version of the document came into effect.
Review Date 20th October 2028 The next review of this document is scheduled to commence on this date.
Approval Authority University Council The noted authority approved this is version of the document.
Approval Date 13th 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.
Responsible Officer David Currow
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Sustainable Futures)
The position responsible for monitoring the effectiveness of a policy document and its review.
Responsible Executive David Currow
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Sustainable Futures)
The position with overarching responsibility for ensuring implementation of, and compliance with, the policy document.
Enquiries Contact Research Integrity Development and Ethics General enquiries should be directed to the officer/area listed.

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

This is the first document to be published in the University's new Policy Library. It is basically equivalent to the document that was approved and effect at the time the migration occurred, except for the numbering system and references, which have been updated to align with the new formatting and current requirements.

Version Control and Change History

Date Effective - Approved By - Amendment

1 - 12 October 2007 - University Council - Major modifications to Code of Practice – Research in response to changes to the guidelines provided by the Australian Vice Chancellors’ Committee (AVCC) and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), and compliance with Policy Template.

2 - 6 May 2009 - Vice Principal (Administration) - Migrated to UOW Policy Template as per Policy Directory Refresh

3 - 8 October 2009 - Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) - Review of policy with minor amendments  including replacement of references to the PVC (Research) with reference to the Dean of Research

4 - 1 December 2010 - Deputy Vice-Chancellor - (Research) - Review of policy with minor amendments including reference to and definition of ‘Original Data’ and retention of original data.

5 - 23 March 2011 - Snr Mgr, Policy & Governance - Links amended, reference to AVCC updated to Universities Australia (UA) and Academic Integrity & Plagiarism Policy.

6 - 3 February 2012 - Vice-Principal (Administration) - Minor amendment to update references to Public Interest Disclosure legislation

7 - 30 Nov 2012 - Vice-Principal (Administration) - Updated to reflect change from OHS to WHS.

8 - Autumn Session 2015 - University Council - Updated to reflect renaming of the Student Research Centre (SRC) to the Graduate Research School (GRS).

9 - 4 December 2015 - University CouncilUpdated to reflect Academic Integrity Policy name change (formerly Academic Integrity & Plagiarism Policy).

10 - 18 August 2017 - University Council - Updated to reflect more aptly the requirements of the NHMRC Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research and the Draft Code provisions that expand the principles and roles and responsibilities of Institutions and Researchers.

11 - January 2019 - Vice-Chancellor - Updated to reflect the Guide to Managing and Investigating Potential Breaches of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2018).

12 - 15 December 2021 - Vice-Chancellor - Update to include reference to the Australia’s Foreign Relations (State and Territory Arrangements) Act 2020 and the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act 2018.

13 - 20 October 2023 Vice-Chancellor Scheduled review of policy with minor amendments including alignment with Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, clearly identify students as researchers, review of Recognition principle, include responsibilities for Autonomous Sanctions Act 2011, name change for Institutional Biosafety Committee and additional language to strengthen link between code of practice and research integrity.