Research Division

University of Tasmania's Responsible Conduct of Research Framework

The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (the Code) is a statement of principles aimed to guide institutions and researchers in responsible research practices and the promotion of research integrity. Published in 2007, the Code was developed jointly by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Australian Research Council (ARC) and Universities Australia.

Knowledge of the principles outlined in the Code is essential for both the conduct and support of research. From a compliance perspective, all institutions in receipt of NHMRC and ARC funding are required to demonstrate adherence to the principles of the Code. This has led to an acceptance of the Code across the University sector and therefore has come to represent best practice in research.