The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research 2018 (the Code) and the Guide to managing and investigating potential breaches of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research 2018 (Investigation Guide) have been released.

The Code and Investigation Guide are co-authored by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), ARC and Universities Australia (UA). The Code presents eight clear principles of responsible research and 29 key responsibilities for researchers and institutions. The new Investigation Guide will assist institutions to manage, investigate and resolve complaints about potential breaches of the Code. Further supplementary guidance to support the Code will be developed over the course of the next 12 months.

We encourage the research sector to become familiar with the 2018 Code and Investigation Guide as soon as possible. It is expected that institutions will meet the requirements of the 2018 Code by 1 July 2019.

Further information is available on the ARC's Codes and Guidelines page, and any questions can be directed to researchintegrity@arc.gov.au