Charles Sturt University is committed to the responsible conduct of research. As a student it is expected that your research is to be conducted responsibly, ethically and with integrity.
This page will help understand the requirements you need to follow, including
For more information see: Research Integrity
An author as an individual who:
Charles Sturt has a number of documents that govern the way Authorship is managed and assigned for researchers at the university.
The Research Authorship Policy outlines how authorship of research outputs by university staff, students and their collaborators are determined and recorded. It includes information on
The NHMRC, ARC and UA also have a publication Authorship: A guide supporting the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research that may also assist researchers in this area.
In developing your research proposal you need to explicitly consider the ethical and safety implications. If your proposed course of research raises ethical or safety issues then you may need to obtain formal ethical and or safety clearances before undertaking your research.
The University has several committees through which ethics and safety related issues are approved see Charles Sturt University's Research Ethics & Safety webpage for more information.
As a researcher you my ensure that you align with the University's principle of respect for research participants, the wider community, animals and the environment. To help with compliance in these areas, the University has established six compliance committees. These committees review research and teaching activities across the university to ensure they comply with a number of ethics codes.
If you are working with animals, human participants, chemical, biohazard materials, radiation or goods, services and technologies that could have applications in matters of defence, you will need to receive approval for your research before research commences, if this is not sought, misconduct may be applied. The ethics committees at Charles Sturt have their own websites, with information and instructions on how researchers can comply. A brief review of each committee is below.
“A conflict of interest exists in a situation where an independent observer might reasonably conclude that the professional actions of a person are or may be unduly influenced by other interests. This refers to a financial or non-financial interest which may be a perceived, potential or actual conflict of interest” (NHMRC 2018).
As a researcher at Charles Sturt, you are expected to disclose and manage actual, perceived or potential conflicts of interest. The University has developed the Conflict of Interest Procedure to provide guidance. The procedure provides steps to follow and examples of conflicts of interest.
When developing your research project, you should include any actual, perceived or potential conflicts of interest and how these will be managed.
Data is a valuable asset to both the researcher and the University. You should consider the appropriate generation, collection, access, use, analysis, disclosure, storage, retention, disposal, sharing and re-use of data and information.
The University has an Intellectual Property Policy and a Research Data Management Policy. These along with the NHMRC's Management of Data and Information in Research guide provide good guidance of researcher expectations and requirements.
For more information see the Research Data Management Library Guide
Charles Sturt has an Academic Integrity Policy which applies to all staff involved in academic work and all students. Academic integrity includes the concepts of
The University has developed an a Academic Integrity course as part of your enrolment available via the Student Portal. If you have not yet completed the course, we recommend you do.
NHMRC - National Health and Medical Research Council
ARC - Australian Research Council
UA - Universities Australia
Charles Sturt University acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which its campuses are located, paying respect to Elders, both past and present, and extend that respect to all First Nations Peoples.
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