Your Responsible Conduct of Research

All candidates should adhere to the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research.

Integrity and Ethics are the backbone of the University of Tasmania’s research culture. Many research projects including Doctoral or Masters (Research) projects require human or animal ethics approval to proceed. It is essential that you discuss with your supervisors and/or Graduate Research Coordinator whether ethics approval is needed for your research and, if so, how to obtain it.

Integrity and Ethics are also covered in the Graduate Certificate in Research core unit XGR501. You are expected to familiarise yourself with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research which is a statement of principles aimed to guide institutions and researchers in responsible research practices and the promotion of research integrity.

More information can be found here.

If you have a concern regarding research misconduct or a breach of the Australian Code, you can speak to a Research Integrity Advisor or the University’s Research Integrity Coordinator.

Managing Allegations or Research Misconduct Procedure

Candidates are provided with student accident insurance for incidents that occur while they are working on their research program. It should be noted that a candidate in not insured by the University as a student during leave of absence (suspension) periods; nor are they entitled to use the University facilities provided to graduate research training candidates (e.g. library, laboratory, office) during these periods. Some restrictions apply in the case of fieldwork undertaken overseas.

It is vital to discuss intellectual property (IP) with your supervisors early in your candidature.

Further information can be found here.

Work Health and Safety (WHS) will differ from differ from discipline to discipline and the research activities in which you are involved. Be sure to attend School/Institute WHS sessions and become familiar with School/Institute and University WHS polices to keep yourself safe on and off campus.