Responsible Conduct of Research

Responsible Conduct of Research


Macquarie University Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

(Macquarie Research Code)
(July 2019)

Macquarie University Research Code Complaints, Breaches and Investigation Procedure

(Macquarie Research Code Procedure)
(July 2019)

About the Macquarie Code and Procedure

A revised Macquarie Research Code and a new Macquarie Research Code Procedure were authorised and approved in July 2019.

These documents are consistent with the new Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research 2018 and a new Guide to Managing and Investigating Potential Breaches of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research 2018, issued by the Australian Research Council (ARC), National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Universities Australia.

Procedural standards and key related policies

Researchers must abide by all University policies and standards that apply to their research.

Macquarie University Standards

Macquarie has developed the following standards. The NHMRC and ARC will progressively release updated guidelines on these standards. Macquarie University documents and procedures will be revised accordingly.

a.      Authorship Standards

b.      Collaborative Research Standards

c.      Conflict of Interest Standards

d.      Peer Review Standards

e.      Publication and Dissemination Standards

f.       Research Data Management Standards

g.      Research Supervision Standards


a.      Conflict of Interest Policy (under development)

b.      Higher Degree Research Supervision Policy


Further information regarding the release of the Australian Code 2018 is detailed at NHMRC Research Integrity.

Contact a Research Integrity Advisor or visit the Research Integrity Office website if you have questions or concerns about research conduct or the Macquarie Research Code.

Contact for further information regarding the implementation of the Macquarie Research Code and associated procedures and standards.

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