Our researchers focus on creating positive impact in an ecosystem that supports the highest ethical standards and integrity. We apply national and internal codes of conduct to our work as commitment to ethical research, conducted with integrity.
Research ethics refers to ethical conduct in research, as well as the protection of research participants. Ethics approval is required for all research involving people, personal data, and human tissue, as well as research involving animals. Find out more about the ethics approval process, and how we support our researchers and students in conducting research to the highest ethical standards.
Research integrity refers to adherence with a set of principles that underpin responsible conduct in research. Our research integrity framework provides a foundation for research that is accurate, honest and transparent, and ensures community trust in our research. For more information, email our research integrity team.
We regularly partner with universities, governments and private industry outside of Australia to meet our research objectives. In doing so, we comply with the Defence Trade Controls Act (2012) to ensure that we protect Australia's national interests without limiting our research.
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Physiotherapists can play a central role in helping their patients quit smoking with a simple three-step intervention model, according to new ACU research from cardiorespiratory physiotherapist Nia Lu...Media Release
Educational Leaders in Australia were found to be highly motivated towards the professionalisation of the Early Education workforce, an aspect of their work that is overlooked in currently policy.Education,Research
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Ester Cerin, program leader of the Behaviour, Environment and Cognition Research Program at the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research (MMIHR) at ACU, has been awarded more than $680,000 as part...Research
ACU is pleased to announce the transition of the Ministry Leadership Program (MLP) from Catholic Health Australia to ACU. Former Director of MLP at Catholic Health Australia, Susan Sullivan has also t...Media Release
Leading British philosopher Professor John Haldane will join the Australian Catholic University this year to establish a new project to develop Catholic school education, situating this within a broad...General
Education Minister Tehan announced on 12 January, the successful ARC Linkage project for ACU, that Chief Investigator Professor Suzy Edwards, of the Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Educati...Research
Professor Claire Wyatt-Smith, Professor Bob Lingard and Dr Elizabeth Heck of the Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education (ILSTE) have developed a working paper for UNESCO under the Educa...Research
The Exercise and Nutrition Research Program (ENRP) is based at the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. The ENRP is currently seeking applicants for...Research
Diabetes is a National Health Priority area and the sixth leading cause of death in Australia. Currently 280 Australians develop diabetes every day – that is one person every five minutes. Type 2 Diab...Research
Our very own Professor Herb Marsh (BA Hons, Indiana Univ, MA, PhD, UCLA; Dsc UWestSyd; HonDoc, Ludwig Maximilians Univ Munich) has presented his keynote address at the 2018 Australian Psychological So...Research
Upcoming publication on international perspectives on Innovation and Accountability in Teacher Education: Setting Directions for New Cultures in Teacher Education …Research
Parents frequently ask how to help their child make the most of digital technology in early childhood. In this …Research
Professor Vince Geiger, with Professor Chris Branson and Dr Jenny Martin, have been successful with an application for the research project Principals as STEM Leaders — building the evidence base for ...Research
The Trial of the GTPA was completed successfully in 2017. The Trial included the validation of the instrument, standard setting, moderation, and the setting of the cut-score (minimum acceptable level)...Research
Amid the big claims of big data, analytics, datification, and data mining, this article answers central questions for qualitative research. In the debates about the enormity and ubiquity of data in th...Research
Starting school for the first time can be stressful. Children are suddenly thrown into a foreign environment, juggling the pressure of learning new academic skills and establishing relationships with ...Research
New research has revealed people living in regional, rural or remote Australia are 90 per cent more likely to die from heart conditions caused by high blood pressure than people living in metropolitan...Media Release
This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democra...Research
We announced last month that Bryan S. Turner and Berna Zengin Arslan were the winners of the 2014 Sociological Review Prize for Outstanding Scholarship for their article Legal pluralism and the Sharia...Research
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Our contracts team helps our researchers work through grant and non-grant research agreements, agreements related to research students, and more.See contracts
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