This page contains links to data management policies and related information for a range of Australian Academic Institutions and funding bodies

ARC / NHMRC / Universities Australia

The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

(The following summay was copied from the Griffith University website.)

The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research guides institutions and researchers in responsible research practices and promotes integrity in research for researchers.

Part A

Part A advocates and describes best practice for both institutions and researchers. For example, guidance is provided on how to manage research data and materials, how to publish and disseminate research findings, including proper attribution of authorship, how to conduct effective peer review and how to manage conflicts of interest.

(Research Data Management is covered in Section 2.)

Part B

Part B provides a valuable framework for handling breaches of the Code and research misconduct. This part of the Code helps institutions and researchers to understand their responsibilities in the event that a breach of the Code occurs or an allegation of research misconduct is made.  The Code guides institutions through the appropriate responses and explains the responsibilities and rights of researchers if they witness research misconduct. This section of the Code is designed to ensure there are agreed, clear, fair and effective processes in place in the event of an allegation of research misconduct.

Developed jointly by the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Australian Research Council and Universities Australia, the Code has broad relevance across all research disciplines. It replaces the Joint NHMRC/AVCC Statement and Guidelines on Research Practice (1997).

Compliance with the Code is a prerequisite for receipt of National Health and Medical Research Council funding.


University of Queensland

James Cook University

Griffith University

Queensland University of Technology

University of Southern Queensland