All researchers at Murdoch University must comply with the University's Research Data Management Policy and Procedure which ensures adherence to the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2018) and equips researchers with best practice principles in research data management.
The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2018) was jointly developed by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Australian Research Council (ARC) and Universities Australia.
It provides guidance to institutions and researchers on the responsible conduct of research, promotes integrity in research, describes best research practice, and explains what is expected of researchers by the community. Principle 3 and Responsibilities 8 and 22 of the Code specifically discuss the management of research data and primary materials.
Any research conducted under the auspices of Murdoch University must comply with the Code, as well as the State Records Commission Standards, and the Western Australian University Sector Disposal Authority (WAUSDA), all legislation and policies relevant to research data, and best practice in respective disciplines.
Researchers applying for NHMRC funding should also read Management of Data and Information in Research: A guide supporting the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (NHMRC, 2019).
For researchers conducting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research projects, the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research should be read in conjunction with the AIATSIS Code of Ethics for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research (2020).