UTS is committed to responsible research, fostering a strong culture of research integrity and ethical research practices.
- honesty, integrity and respect for human research participants, animals and the environment
- good stewardship of public resources used to conduct research
- appropriate acknowledgement of the role of all those conducting research
- responsible communication of research results
UTS has three Vice-Chancellor’s research ethics and biosafety committees that oversee our commitment to ethical research and integrity:
UTS adheres to the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (the Code, PDF 369kB), a comprehensive document that guides researchers and institutions in the responsible conduct of research. It does this by articulating the broad principles that underpin responsible research, and by outlining the responsibilities for institutions and individual researchers. The Code also provides guidance on how an institution should respond to allegations or instances of breaches of the Code or the principles of research integrity. In support of the Code, UTS has developed its own research integrity framework, as outlined here: