Research Integrity, Ethics and Compliance
The Research Integrity, Ethics and Compliance Unit promotes the responsible conduct of research and teaching. The Unit provides advice on aspects of research integrity and supports the University's ethics and compliance committees.
More information on these areas is outlined below.
Charles Sturt University is committed to the responsible conduct of research. Our expectation is that research is to be conducted responsibly, ethically and with integrity.
Human research ethics
We ensure that all research involving human participants is conducted in accordance with the National Statement on the Ethical Conduct in Human Research.
Animal care and ethics
We ensure the welfare of animals through our Animal Care and Ethics Committee (ACEC). Before any vertebrate animal or cephalopod can be used for research or teaching purposes, the researcher must obtain approval from the ACEC.
Defence trade control
We support staff and students to comply with the Defence Trade Control Act 2012. This Act regulates dealings in certain goods, services and technologies that could potentially have applications in matters of defence.
All staff and students who will be conducting research or practical teaching that involves genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or potentially infectious and/or hazardous agents, or who will be importing biological material may be required to apply to Charles Sturt University's Institutional Biosafety Committee for approval.
We ensure that Charles Sturt University complies with all relevant radiation legislation and that radiation safety measures are maintained across the University.
This committee ensures chemicals are used safely by staff and students. This includes the disposal of dangerous chemicals.