Research Integrity and Compliance
- Ethical Conduct of Research Policy
- Applying for Human Research Ethics Procedure
- Applying for Animal Research Ethics Procedure
- Authorship Procedure
- Research Integrity Policy
- Research Integrity & Misconduct Procedure
- Research Data Management Policy
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To state the processes involved in ensuring meritorious recognition of authorship for research outputs produced under the auspices of Federation University and/or by Federation University researchers.
This procedure covers all research outputs to which Federation University Australia authors make a contribution, whether internal or external, sole authored or multi-authored, and includes web-based publications. This procedure applies to:
- All staff, including sessional staff, currently employed by the University (including those involved in research external to the University);
- Previous staff members who conducted research while they were employed by the University;
- All Honorary staff, Adjunct staff and volunteers associated with the University;
- All students, including past students, of the University who engage or have engaged in research and / or research related activities.
|Key Term - Acronym:||Definition|
|Affiliation||Formal recognition in a research output of an author’s relationship with the University, as specified in the HERDC Guidelines.|
|Authorship Plan||An agreement between eligible authors as to potential publications and associated roles.|
|Branding||Those elements, including graphic representations such as an institutional logo, that convey the identity and values of the University.|
|ERA||Excellence in Research for Australia|
|Executive Author||Senior or corresponding author carrying responsibility for liaison with publishers, communication with all authors and contributors and the maintenance of all records concerning authorship|
|HERDC||Higher Education Research Data Collection|
|STEPS||WHO IS RESPONSIBLE?||COMMENTS|
Develop Authorship Plan
(including a dissemination/ communication strategy)
|Individual authorsExecutive authorsFaculties/Heads of Academic Units/Supervisors Centre Directors||
Appoint Executive Author
to hold responsibility for:
|Individual authors Executive Authors||
Executive Authors hold responsibility for:
Consulting with all authors prior to submission and upon subsequent revisions
|3.||Confirm Authorship||Individual authors Executive authors Faculties/Heads of Academic Units/Supervisors Centre Director||
|4.||Attribute Research Output Affiliation||Executive authors Individual authors||
o Where resources and/or facilities of Federation University Australia have been used in the research leading to the output, including contribution to salary of researchers, other funding, resources, facilities, apparatus, human and administrative resources and where a FedUni staff member has acted as an adjunct at another institution;
o Where funds for research have been directed through Federation University Australia accounts.
|5.||Acknowledge Non-author Contributors||Executive authors Individual authors||
|6.||Confirm Declaration of Interests||
Supervisors/Heads of Academic Units
|7.||Document Authorship Correspondence||
Supervisors/Heads of Academic Units
|8.||Address Authorship Disputes||
Associate Deans (Research)
o Where a dispute arises between authors, the immediate supervisor(s) or Executive Deans must first be consulted to attempt a local resolution. Where the Executive Dean is one of the authors or otherwise has any conflict of interest the dispute must be brought to the attention of the relevant DVC(RI).
o Where issues cannot be resolved either at Faculty level, or the Executive Dean and the Associate Dean (Research) are in a supervisory relationship, or otherwise have a conflict of interest concerning the publication, the matter must be referred to the DVC(RI) for resolution under University procedures.
|9.||Submit Publication Information and Materials to the University||
For further information on the inclusion of conjointly authored work in a PhD by Publication, please refer to the HDR Examination Procedure.
Audits of compliance with research policies will be carried out from time to time.
- Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation)
- Associate Deans of Research
- University Library
- Research Centres
- Centre Directors
The "Authorship" Procedure is to be implemented throughout the University in the form of notices via:
- An announcement on the FedNews webpage;
- The 'What's New' page on the Policy Central Website;
- Inclusion in the University's Policy Library;
- Advice to Faculty Boards.