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Public Consultation on a Draft Supplement to Chapter 7 of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2007)

Closed on Thursday, 2 May 2013, 05:00pm (AEDT). Submissions are no longer being accepted.

NHMRC, in partnership with the Australian Research Council (ARC) and Universities Australia (UA), and through extensive public consultation, developed the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2007) (the Code).  The Code advocates and describes best practice in research for researchers and institutions. 

Chapter 7 of the Code deals specifically with conflicts of interest and the responsibilities of institutions and of researchers in ensuring the responsible conduct of research. NHMRC, ARC and UA view the management of conflicts of interest as an issue of central importance in ensuring that decisions are free of bias and that there is a high level of integrity in research and research translation.

We have developed a draft supplement to the Code to ensure public confidence in the performance of these objectives and to be responsive to public concern and international developments about competing interests and the rigour of processes required for the disclosure of interests. 

You are invited to make a submission to the NHMRC about the draft document.

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Consultation date

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Closing date: 
Thursday, 2 May 2013 - 5:00pm
Please note: If you require an extension to this public consultation you will need to contact the project officer using the contact details at the bottom of this page. However, in order for NHMRC to extend the date of a submission you will need to have created an account and started a submission.
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