Policies and codes

Decisions made about managing research data should be informed by relevant policy and codes of practice.

Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research issued by the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) guides institutions and researchers in responsible research practices and promotes integrity in research.

Section 2, Management of research data and primary materials, includes specific responsibilities in relation to management of research data. Compliance with the Code is a prerequisite for receipt of NHMRC funding.

See Why share research data for further information about ARC and NHMRC funding rules.

Institutional policy

Research Data Management Policy 2014

Research Data Management Procedures 2015
Procedures are mandatory statements of the University's standard and required practice. They provide for the way in which the principles set out in the Research Data Management Policy will be implemented. Procedures are binding and apply University-wide.

Research Code of Conduct 2013
See Section 9: Recordkeeping and management of research data and primary materials

Research Agreements Policy

Policy relating to Human and Animal Ethics

Please see the University of Sydney Human Research Ethics Committee’s information:
Guidelines: data retention
Keeping records