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Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research 2018

The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research 2018 (the 2018 Code) is a principles-based document that articulates the broad principles and responsibilities that underpin the conduct of Australian research. 

Developed jointly by the Australian Research Council, the National Health and Medical Research Council and Universities Australia, the 2018 Code has broad relevance across all research disciplines.

Adherence to the 2018 Code is a prerequisite for the receipt of funding by the Australian Research Council.

Guidance to support the Code

The 2018 Code should be read alongside the Guide to Managing and Investigating Potential Breaches of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research2018 (the Investigation Guide). This guide outlines a model process for institutions to use to manage and investigate potential breaches of the 2018 Code.

The 2018 Code is also supported by guides on specific topics to encourage responsible research conduct. The co-authors have released guides on:

For further information please refer to the following webpage about the release of the 2018 Code.

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