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.

Research Integrity

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.

Biosafety

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.

Radiation safety

We ensure that Charles Sturt University complies with all relevant radiation legislation and that radiation safety measures are maintained across the University.

Chemical safety

This committee ensures chemicals are used safely by staff and students. This includes the disposal of dangerous chemicals.