Research ethics and integrity

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Research ethics and integrity

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Human research ethics

USC's Human Research Ethics Committee is responsible for ensuring that research involving humans is conducted ethically and that the welfare and rights of participants in research are protected. The Committee assesses applications using the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research as the standard for evaluating applications.

All members of a research team have shared responsibility for the ethical conduct of research, and must be aware of, and satisfied with, the degree to which the conduct of the research meets national requirements and University policy.

Animal research ethics

USC's Animal Ethics Committee is responsible for ensuring that all activities relating to the care and use of animals are conducted in compliance with the Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes, 8th Edition (2013).

All members of a research team have shared responsibility for the ethical conduct of research, teaching and animal facility management and must be aware of, and satisfied with, the degree to which the conduct of the research meets national and state requirements and University policy.

University policy.

Research integrity

The University of the Sunshine Coast is a dynamic University that is committed to increasing research productivity and impact. USC's research collaborate with local, national and international governments, institutions, and industries to deliver high-quality research with real impact. In 2015 the Australian Research Council ranked USC well above or above world standard in nine key research areas and equal to world standard in five others.

To support USC's research activities, the Office of Research is committed to promoting responsible research practices and fostering a strong and sustainable research culture that is built upon the highest standard of honesty, integrity, compliance, and respect for human research participants, animals and the environment. We aim to achieve this through training and support for researchers and research trainees and by maintaining a framework that embeds the requirements of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research into USC's research activities.

Resources

USC's policy and procedural framework
Additional resources

Further information and contacts

Refer to Blackboard or MyUSC (staff login required) for the information, resources and forms needed to:

  • prepare to apply for human research ethics or animal ethics approval
  • apply for human research ethics or animal ethics approval
  • manage a human research ethics or animal ethics approved project

Contact Research Ethics Officers on Tel: +61 7 5459 4574 or +61 7 5430 2823 or via email humanethics@usc.edu.au or animalethics@usc.edu.au.

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