Supporting responsible research

Anyone involved in conducting research at the University must ensure their work is carried out responsibly, ethically and with integrity.

The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research ("the Code") outlines key principles to support this.

Updated in 2018, the Code was developed by the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Australian Research Council and Universities Australia. It includes:

  • responsibilities for research institutions
  • responsibilities for researchers
  • examples of activities or behaviours that constitute a potential breach of the Code
  • key considerations when dealing with a potential breach.

To help research staff and students understand their obligations, the University has developed advice about how to manage concerns about research.

Researchers and research institutions that apply for ARC, NHMRC and other funding must comply with the Code. They also must be aware of other policies, procedures and guidelines that support responsible research:

University of Newcastle

Australian Government

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Australian Research Council (ARC)

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.