Research priority areas
We transform lives and enhance communities with our research.
Federation University aims to promote and support responsible research practices by providing resources and guidance to our researchers. We aim to maintain a strong research culture which incorporates:
The purpose of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (the Code) is to guide institutions and researchers in responsible research practices and promote integrity in research. The Code provides information about how to manage research data and materials; publish and disseminate research findings (including proper attribution of authorship); conduct effective peer review; and manage conflicts of interest. The Code also outlines how institutions should manage breaches of the Code and allegations of research misconduct, and explains the responsibilities and rights of researchers who potentially witness research misconduct.
The Code is written specifically for universities and other public sector research institutions. However, all organisations involved in research are encouraged to incorporate it as far as possible in their operating environments.
Compliance with the Code is a prerequisite for National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding.
There are many ways in which researchers may deviate from the standards and provisions of this Code, including but not limited to:
Researchers should acquaint themselves with, and meet the requirements of the Code as soon as possible.
The Code consists of two main parts:
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Please also refer to the University's relevant policies and procedures.