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Research ethics


From Thursday, 16 September 2021, all ethics applications will be submitted via Massey University's Upgraded Research Information Management System (RIMS).  Access to RIMS and all information regarding policy, application processes and guidance material can be found on OneMassey (Staff) and MyHub (Students).


Massey University is committed to ensuring that all research is conducted in a responsible and ethical manner and complies with all external requirements.

Accordingly, staff must ensure that all activities undertaken by them or by students whom they supervise conform to the following Codes of Conduct:

The responsible conduct of research memo  Responsible conduct of research memo (58 KB)  outlines the various Codes of Practice and relevant legislation with which researchers must comply.

Data Security:  Massey University Code of Responsible Research Conduct requires researchers to carefully consider how data will be made secure. The following link provides guidance on this:

https://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/research/library/library-services/research-services/manage-data/store-digital.cfm 


The following committees assist in ensuring that proposed activities conform to the Codes:

The Research Ethics Office is located in the Courtyard Complex of the Manawatu Campus, Palmerston North. This office administers the committees and maintains application procedures.

The Codes, Terms of Reference of the committees and details of application procedures are available in the following sections of the Ethics site: