These policy and procedural documents provide the framework which underpins the conduct of research at Flinders.

It is expected that Flinders researchers will be familiar with them.

                

Responsible Conduct of Research – University Policy

This is a detailed statement of the conditions under which research is to be undertaken at Flinders.

Responsible Conduct of Research

Co-Investment Strategy and Guidelines

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) has established a strategy, guidelines and a procedure for researchers who are seeking central funding support for new research initiatives, including research funding applications requiring confirmation of a university cash contribution.

Co-investment Application form (PDF 148KB)

Co-investment Strategy document (DOCX 43KB)

Convening Conferences Policy

The convening or organisation of academic conferences, symposia, seminars and other such large professional meetings is to be in accordance with the following policy:

Convening Conferences Policy

Convening Conferences Guidelines (DOC 53KB)

Cost Recovery and Pricing Policy

This policy specifies that all research contracts and agreements (with the exception of those that are associated with a grant from a Category 1 funding body eg. ARC, NHMRC) must be structured to compensate the university for infrastructure costs.

Cost Recovery and Pricing Policy

Hazardous Substances Management Policy

This policy regulates the management and use of hazardous substances on campus, including those used in research.

Hazardous Substances Management Policy

Intellectual Property

These documents set out the steps to be taken when work produced by staff or students is considered for commercialisation.

Intellectual Property Policy

Outside Studies Scheme

This provides for paid release for regular academic duties for a range of purposes.

Outside Studies Scheme

Overseas Conference Scheme

This provides assistance for staff who make a substantial contribution to an overseas conference.

Overseas Conference Scheme

Policy on Outside Professional Activities

This policy explains the duty of care to that staff members have to inform the University about their outside professional activities and to seek formal University approval for certain types of professional activities.

Policy and Procedures

Guidelines

Form

Policy on Centres

This prescribes the conditions under which the university will establish and maintain a Centre.

Policy on Centres

Public Statements Concerning Animal Use

This provides specific guidelines about public statements on matters relating to the use of animals in research and teaching.

Public Statements Concerning Animal Use

Research Components of Postgraduate Coursework Awards

This provides policies and procedures relating to research components of postgraduate coursework awards.

Research Components of Postgraduate Coursework Awards

Research Grant and Equipment Transfers

These documents provide for the transfer into or out of Flinders University of research funds and equipment.

Research Grant and Equipment Transfers Policy

Policy Roles and Responsibilities (XLS 74KB)  

Policy Checklist (RTF 59KB)

Research Higher Degrees

These policies and procedures relate to research higher degree enrolment and progress.

Research Higher Degrees

Risk Management

This policy provides a framework for managing and minimising the risks to the university in carrying out its activities.

Risk Management Policy

Risk Management Policy: Schedule A: Procedures for Planning Significant New Commercial Initiatives (with Attachments)

Tobacco Industry Funding

This outlines the university's position on funding from the tobacco industry.

Tobacco Industry Funding

External

The following are frameworks which all Australian universities have agreed to adopt in relation to the conduct of research. As such, Flinders University is required to comply with these.

Ethical Conduct in Research involving Humans (NHMRC National Statement)

Research Practice - Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research