Ethics, integrity and policies
Ethics, Integrity, and Policies
Macquarie University is committed to maintaining the highest standards of research ethics and integrity, and has thus embedded a culture of professional and responsible research practice across all disciplines and faculties. The Research Ethics and Integrity teams support and promote responsible research practices through the provision of resources, guidance and education.
At Macquarie, we aim to promote and support responsible research practices by providing resources and guidance to our researchers.
Human Research Ethics
All research with human participants must adhere to the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007).
We are strongly committed to supporting the care and welfare of animals; and the ethical conduct of people who work with animals for scientific research purposes.
If you are intending to conduct any research at Macquarie, you must comply with a series of policies and guidelines.
Biosafety, biosecurity and gene technology
Making bold discoveries means researchers need to work with hazardous materials. Read how we ensure these materials are minimised, managed and disposed of correctly.
Chemicals and substances that have the potential to harm human health, property and the environment. Find out about our induction on hazardous chemical safety.
Lasers produce a high-intensity beam which can cause damage to eyes and the skin. Learn about our commitment to the safe use of laser products both on and off campus.
The ultimate aim when working with any source of radiation is to minimise the doses that staff and students receive. Read about the actions we are taking.
National security and defence
Learn how Macquarie assists staff in complying with Australian legislation and national security and defence guidelines.
Updated: 22 May 2023
Researchers and research students are strongly encouraged to monitor the latest COVID-19 news from the NSW Government.
Find out more about COVID-19 and potential impacts to Macquarie University students and staff at MQ COVID-19 Latest Information.
Contact the Research Ethics and Integrity teams
It is business as usual for the Research Ethics and Integrity teams. While we work flexibly, we continue to provide guidance and support for our researchers. Kindly direct your questions to the contact details provided below.