As of 1st January 2013, two of Australia’s major research funding bodies - the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Australian Research Council (ARC) have both implemented open access policies which are now in effect.
Therequires researchers to document data management practices and carefully consider issues such as ownership, ethics, storage, data sharing and disposal.
Bond University’s institutional repository, e-publications@bond, can assist authors in complying with national and international funder policies by storing open access copies of their publications and ensuring they are discoverable.
The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, 2018 is a principles-based document that articulates the broad principles and responsibilities that underpin the conduct of Australian research. The Code has been endorsed by Bond University and applies to all researchers.
The Guide to Managing and Investigating Potential Breaches of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, 2018 outlines the roles and responsibilities of institutions and the responsibilities of researchers in relation to the management of research data.
The sharing of personal and confidential research data must be done ethically. ANDS provides some guidelines on how the sharing of research data that relates to people can often be achieved using a combination of obtaining consent, anonymising data and regulating data access. The ANDS Guide to Ethics Consent and Data Sharing is available on the ANDS website. This Guide outlines practical steps to be taken by researchers who want to make their data available to others and by Human Research Ethics Committees who want to provide institutional support for the sharing of sensitive data.
The information you need about applying for ethics approval for research can be found on the Bond University Research Ethics page.
When applying for ethics approval you could consider making data accessible or discoverable at the conclusion of the research.