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, 2018.

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

Office of Research Services Katherine Shaw — 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

Veterinary services

Veterinary Services are regulated by state legislation; approval to undertake veterinary services in the course of research and/or teaching must be sought by means of a yearly Competency Assessment.

Office of Research Services Alex Kreiss - University Veterinarian
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

Copyright materialUse of other people's copyright material must abide by copyright law and any relevant licences and agreements. Refer to the Research and Copyright website for good practice tips for copyright management and publishing research.Library and Cultural Collections - Copyright Manager
Genetically modified organisms

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

Office of Research Services Sam Poynter — Biosafety and Biosecurity Officer

Physical containment facilities

Refer to the Biosafety website and the OGTR website for further information.
Contact the Biosafety and Biosecurity Officer if you wish to apply for the certification of a physical containment facility.

Office of Research Services Sam Poynter — Biosafety and Biosecurity Officer

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

Biosecurity and Quarantine

Refer to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and Biosecurity Tasmania websites for information. Import Permits are managed via the Biosafety and Biosecurity Officer.

Office of Research Services Sam Poynter — Biosafety and Biosecurity Officer

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.

Office of Research Services
Nominated Defence Export Controls Responsible Officer

UN & Australian Autonomous Sanctions Refer 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.   Graduate Research Operations Manager - Shauna-Lee Ward
Records Relating to Child Abuse Refer to the Information Management (University of Tasmania staff only) intranet website for information regarding the new Disposal Schedule for Records Relating to Child Abuse (DA 2520). Records Management Unit
Cathy Fyfe - Manager, Records and Information