Responsible research practices guide researchers in the conduct of their work as well as in their engagement with the practical, ethical and intellectual challenges essential in research.
Research integrity is a way of thinking and behaving that ensure that research undertaken is trustworthy. This includes respect for participants and good stewardship of public resources used to conduct research.
All SWH staff and affiliates, including students, who are involved in research associated with the SWH should:
These principles and responsibilities are influenced by the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2018).
SWH requires research practices conducted at South West Healthcare to be ethically sound and have integrity.
All staff and affiliates, including students, who are involved in research associated with SWH should be familiar with and must comply with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2018). It is the responsibility of supervisors to ensure that those involved in research projects have the appropriate education, training, experience, mentoring and support to conduct quality research, safely and responsibly.
Approval from the SWH Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) needs to remain current for the duration of the project. Investigators undertaking projects without active approval risk their indemnity, funding and publication rights.
For advice, support or further information about the policies, guidelines and codes that apply to researchers at the SWH, you can talk to our Research team.
South West Healthcare is proud to be a research focused organisation, and is a member of Western Alliance Academic Health Science Centre (Western Alliance). Since its formation in 2014, Western Alliance has funded collaborative research projects and supported health practitioner researchers across western Victoria in their goal to address some of the key rural and regional health issues.
Through their STaRR program (Supporting Translation of Research in Rural and Regional settings), Western Alliance offers a suite of research training opportunities, as well as research and evidence translation support.
Find out more about Western Alliance.
South West Healthcare employees are eligible for the Western Alliance STaRR research capability building training and mentoring program.
Our Western Alliance Research Translation Coordinator offers free research mentoring to SWH employees. Contact our Research Translation Coordinator Louise Greenstock email@example.com
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