The Code of Responsible Research Conduct (RRC) applies to all research even when a research ethics code is also involved.
RRC focuses on researcher behaviour in relation to data and other academics, while the Codes of Research Ethics cover researcher behaviour in relation to participants (humans or animals).
Research that does not involve participants still has the potential to involve issues such as:
- data integrity
- authorship attribution
- responsible dissemination.
The RRC provides guidance about good scholarship in these areas.
Who the RRC applies to
The Massey Code of Responsible Research Conduct applies to staff members including
- Professors emeritus
- visiting, adjunct and honorary staff
- contracted researchers.
Read the RRC
Get informal advice
If you experience or see research misconduct, the first step should be to speak directly to the people involved.
If you are not comfortable doing that or it has not resolved the situation, contact a Research Practice Advisor (RPA).
They can offer informal support to help with situations involving questionable research practice or minor breaches of research conduct.