The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, 2018 (the Code) articulates the broad principles that characterise an honest, ethical and conscientious research culture. It establishes a framework for responsible research conduct that provides a foundation for high-quality research, credibility and community trust in the research endeavour and outlines the expectations for the conduct of research in Australia or research conducted under the auspices of Australian institutions. The Code is co-authored by NHMRC, the ARC and Universities Australia.
In support of the Code, the co-authors are developing a set of guides that provide detail on how to comply with the principles and responsibilities of the Code. The guides are designed for use by the full range of Australian research institutions and researchers from all research disciplines. The guides will also provide a reference for the development of institutional policies and processes that promote the principles and responsibilities of the Code.
The first guide supporting the Code, the Guide to Managing and Investigating Potential Breaches of the Code (the Investigation Guide), was developed along with the 2018 version of the Code and was published concurrently. Consultation on six additional guides, the Authorship Guide, the Management of Data and Information in Research Guide, the Peer Review Guide, the Disclosure of Interests and Management of Conflicts of Interest Guide, the Supervision Guide and the Collaborative Research Guide were completed in November and December 2018 and May 2019. A draft version of the next guide on publication and dissemination of research is now provided for your consideration and comment as part of a targeted consultation process.
We seek your input on the structure and content of this guide and, in particular, whether the guide captures all the aspects of publication and dissemination of research for which guidance is required and whether the guidance is sufficient, up-to-date and clear.
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