In December 2019 the NHMRC released the Guide to Managing and Investigating Potential Breaches of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, 2018.
This Guide supports the implementation of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (the Code), which articulates the broad principles that underpin the responsible conduct of Australian research.
In particular, this Guide is intended to assist institutions and researchers to adhere to the relevant principles of the Code, including:
- Principle 4: ‘Fairness in the treatment of others’ which requires researchers to treat fellow researchers and others involved in the research fairly and with respect
- Principle 7: ‘Accountability for the development, undertaking and reporting of research’
- Principle 8: ‘Promotion of responsible research practices’ which requires researchers to promote and foster a research culture and environment that supports the responsible conduct of research