Research Division

Compliance Areas for Research

Conducting research in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, research codes and guidelines, and University policies is fundamental to the responsible conduct of research. If you are conducting research in any of the following areas, it is your responsibilities to be familiar with the policy provisions and regulatory requirements which affect you. Please contact the following people for further information.

The Activity Involves Action Required UTAS Contact Unit/Person
Research

University research must be conducted in accordance with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (PDF 323.3KB).

Refer to the University of Tasmania's Responsible Conduct & Research Framework for an overview of the Code and a list of University policies and procedures related to research activities.

Office of Research Services Sarah Bascomb — Research Integrity Coordinator, Research Integrity and Ethics Unit

Animals

Teaching and research activities involving animals must be approved by the Animal Ethics Committee.

Office of Research Services
Adele Kay — Manager, Research Integrity and Ethics Unit

Human Participants, their tissue or data

Research activities involving human participants, their data, or their tissue must be approved by a University Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC).

Office of Research Services
Adele Kay — Manager, Research Integrity and Ethics Unit

Genetically modified organisms

Research activities involving genetically modified organisms (GMOs) must be approved by the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). Refer to the Work Health & Safety – Biosafety website and the IBC Flowchart (PDF 29.8KB) for further information.

Work Health & Safety—Biosafety
Secretary, Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

Physical containment facilities (PC1 through to PC4)

Refer to the Work Health & Safety—Biosafety website and the OGTR website for further information.
Contact the Secretary of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) if you wish to apply for the certification of a physical containment facility

Work Health & Safety—Biosafety
Secretary, Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

Chemicals and hazardous materials

Refer to the Work Health & Safety—Chemicals website for information relating to Legislation, National Standards, Codes of Practice and University requirements for the storage and use of chemicals and hazardous substances.

Work Health & Safety—Chemicals
Clodagh Moy, Work Health and Safety Advisor

Diving and/or boating

Refer to the Work Health & Safety—Diving website and the UTAS Diving Policy and Procedures for information relating to University requirements for boating and diving. Advice may also be sought from the UTAS Diving and Boating Committee.

Work Health & Safety— Manager, Work Health and Safety

Radiation

Refer to the Work Health & Safety—Radiation website for information relating to the use of and exposure to radiation. Advice may also be sought from your School/Section Radiation Safety Officer.

Work Health & Safety—Radiation
Clodagh Moy, Work Health and Safety Advisor

Quarantine issues

Refer to the Department of Agriculture Biosecurity, Biosecurity Tasmania and Work Health & Safety—Biosafety websites for information.

Work Health & Safety—Biosafety
Secretary, Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL) goods or technology

Refer to the Defence Trade Controls webpage for information regarding the export, supply, publication and brokering of controlled goods and technologies. Researchers may require a permit prior to the tangible or intangible export of controlled items. See also the University's Defence Export Controls Policy (PDF 242.2 KB) and Defence Export Controls Procedure (PDF 378.1 KB).

Office of Research Services
Nominated Defence Export Controls Responsible Officer

UN & Australian Autonomous SanctionsRefer to the DFAT Sanctions webpage for information regarding United Nations and Australian Autonomous Sanctions legislation. Researchers and Higher Degree Research Candidates who are citizens of sanctioned countries or regimes are to undergo a Compliance and Risk Assessment. A University UN Security Council and Autonomous Sanctions Compliance Policy is currently in development. Office of the Dean of Graduate Research - Dr Denbeigh Armstrong