Research is an important aspect of university activity worldwide. Advances in our understanding of the world, made possible by the endeavours of researchers, help to improve the lives of people both here in Australia and elsewhere. Research in universities is publically funded and researchers are accountable for the work they do, whether as staff or students. As public institutions, universities hold a special place in society and researchers are in a privileged position. We merit that trust through our commitment to ethical research conducted with integrity and respect for the rights and interests of participants and through adherence to the values outlined in the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research and the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research.
These values are:
- Research Merit and Integrity
Ethical clearance must be obtained and notification of approval received prior to commencing any research project.