The University of Melbourne maintains its commitment to responsible research with honesty, responsibility and accountability, which demonstrates respect for animals used in research, research participants and the environment.
Research ethics and integrity information (including BioRisk and export controls) is now located on the Staff Hub.
Our commitment to responsible research
- Human ethics
Human ethics approval is required for all research conducted with or about people, or their data or tissue
- Animal ethics
Animal ethics approval is required for all research or teaching conducted with animals
- Research integrity
Research integrity is about the responsible practice of research
- Breaches of research integrity
Find out how the University addresses breaches of research integrity
- Gene technology
Certain research involving gene technology requires approvals and restrictions
Biosafety requirements ensure a safe environment for researchers and the public
Biosecurity legislation places restrictions on import and export of goods for environmental and public safety
- Export controls
Export controls limit the tangible and intangible international movement of technology in applied research
News, events and conversation
RIOT workshops in 2017
Welcome in the new semester with a RIOT workshop! Join research integrity staff with experienced researchers from the University and data experts from the Australian National Data Service.RIOT workshops provide a practical complement to the principals-based RIOT online course, and are strongly recommended for all research students and early career researchers.
Draft Australian Code is open for public consultation
The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2007) (the Australian Code) is currently under review. The Australian Code guides institutions and researchers in responsible research practices by setting the required standards, and provides advice on managing departures from these standards.
eResearch 2016 report
I attended the eResearch conference which ran this week, from 11 to 13 October 2016.I presented at one of the first sessions, a Birds of a Feather (BoF) chaired by Kathryn Unsworth (ANDS, Australia). At this session, Chris Erdmann (North Carolina State University, USA), Sue Cook (CSIRO, Australia) Libbie Blanchard (CQU, Australia), and I talked about the differing approaches to data management plan (DMP) implementation between our institutions.
OREI September Monthly Round-Up
The Australian Research Council (ARC) has elected Professor Stephen Buckman as its new Executive Director for Physical Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics and Information Sciences. Buckman replaces Professor Clive Baldock in the post.The ARC's current CEO, Professor Aidan Byrne, will step down from the post to take up a position at the University of Queensland. A panel has been appointed to select his successor.The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has posted their monthly update on the progress of Australian Government's initiatives to improve clinical trials.The NHMRC's CEO, Professor Anne Kelso, presented to the First Australian Psychological Society Congress on "NHMRC support for research translation".The International Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS) 6th International Congress was held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.