National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia)
National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia)
National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia)

Code.pngThe Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research 2007 (the Code) is Australia’s premier research standard. It was developed by the government agencies that fund the majority of research in Australia, namely the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Australian Research Council, in collaboration with the peak body representing Australian universities (Universities Australia). The Code is under review.


NHMRC, ARC and UA are keen to ensure that the Code continues to be an internationally significant document and that international trends and priorities are considered during the revision process.


As such, NHMRC on behalf of ARC and UA, invites all interested persons, both nationally and internationally, to provide comments on the review.


A new approach for the Code has been proposed, informed by extensive consultation with the research sector and advice from expert committees. The Code has been streamlined into a principles-based document and will be supported by guides that provide advice about implementation, such as the first Guide to investigating and managing potential breaches of the Code.


A webinar was held on November 29th, 2016 to explain the new approach to the Code. You are invited to view this webinar and participate in the public consultation process by visiting the NHMRC Public Consultation website. Submissions close on 28 February 2017.


To learn more visit the website here.



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