These policy and procedural documents provide the framework which underpins the conduct of research at Flinders.
It is expected that Flinders researchers will be familiar with them.
Research Practice – University Policy
This is a detailed statement of the conditions under which research is to be undertaken at Flinders.
Co-Investment Strategy and Guidelines
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) has established a strategy, guidelines and a procedure for researchers who are seeking central funding support for new research initiatives, including research funding applications requiring confirmation of a university cash contribution.
Convening Conferences Policy
The convening or organisation of academic conferences, symposia, seminars and other such large professional meetings is to be in accordance with the following policy:
Cost Recovery and Pricing Policy
This policy specifies that all research contracts and agreements (with the exception of those that are associated with a grant from a Category 1 funding body eg. ARC, NHMRC) must be structured to compensate the university for infrastructure costs.
Hazardous Substances Management Policy
These documents set out the steps to be taken when work produced by staff or students is considered for commercialisation.
Outside Studies Scheme
Overseas Conference Scheme
This provides assistance for staff who make a substantial contribution to an overseas conference.
Policy on Outside Professional Activities
This policy explains the duty of care to that staff members have to inform the University about their outside professional activities and to seek formal University approval for certain types of professional activities.
Policy and Procedures
Policy on Centres
This prescribes the conditions under which the university will establish and maintain a Centre.
Public Statements Concerning Animal Use
This provides specific guidelines about public statements on matters relating to the use of animals in research and teaching.
Research Components of Postgraduate Coursework Awards
This provides policies and procedures relating to research components of postgraduate coursework awards.
These documents provide for the transfer into or out of Flinders University of research funds and equipment.
Research Higher Degrees
These policies and procedures relate to research higher degree enrolment and progress.
This policy provides a framework for managing and minimising the risks to the university in carrying out its activities.
Tobacco Industry Funding
This outlines the university's position on funding from the tobacco industry.
The following are frameworks which all Australian universities have agreed to adopt in relation to the conduct of research. As such, Flinders University is required to comply with these.