Ethics, integrity and policies

Ethics, integrity and policies

Integrity, Ethics and research applications

Macquarie University has pervasive research culture that is built upon respect, rigour and honesty. The Ethics and Integrity team supports responsible research practices through the provision of resources and guidance to our researchers.

Across all disciplines and faculties, the University is committed to maintaining the highest standards of research integrity and has embedded a culture of professional and responsible research practice, which we expect all staff and researchers to observe.

Our Research Ethics and Integrity team is responsible for developing policy and providing resources, support and guidance to researchers relating to best practice in research ethics, governance and compliance.

Ethics and Integrity

  • Research Integrity

    At Macquarie, we aim to promote and support responsible research practices by providing resources and guidance to our researchers.

  • Human Ethics

    All research with human participants must adhere to the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007).

  • Animal Ethics

    We are strongly committed to supporting the care and welfare of animals; and the ethical conduct of people who work with animals for scientific research purposes.

  • Policy

    If you are intending to conduct any research at Macquarie, you must comply with a series of policies and guidelines.

  • Biosafety, biosecurity and gene technology

    Making bold discoveries means researchers need to work with hazardous materials. Read how we ensure these materials are minimised, managed and disposed of correctly.

  • Chemical

    Chemicals and substances that have the potential to harm human health, property and the environment. Find out about our induction on hazardous chemical safety.

  • Laser

    Lasers produce a high-intensity beam which can cause damage to eyes and the skin. Learn about our commitment to the safe use of laser products both on and off campus.

  • Radiation

    The ultimate aim when working with any source of radiation is to minimise the doses that staff and students receive. Read about the actions we are taking.

  • Controlled goods and technology

    The Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 protects the national interest by preventing sensitive goods and technologies from falling into the wrong hands. Learn how we are compliant.

  • Autonomous Sanction Act

    Find out how we take reasonable precautions and exercise due diligence to avoid breaching the Autonomous Sanctions Act 2011 where applicable.

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