Research data policies and guidelines

All research undertaken at QUT must comply with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (the Code), which was developed by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Australian Research Council (ARC) and Universities Australia. Compliance with the Code is already a requirement for ARC and NHMRC funding and is likely to be mandated by other government and research institutions, as well as funding bodies, in the near future.

The Code provides information on responsible research practice, covering a wide range of topics associated with research including the management of research data and associated materials, the publication and dissemination of research findings, peer review, conflict of interest, collaboration, research misconduct and breaches of the Code. The management of research data and primary materials is covered in Section 2 of the Code.

There are a number of QUT policies and guidelines that impact on research and research data at QUT, and you are advised to consult these prior to developing your research data management plan:

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