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The following are the principle four sets of responsibilities for researchers:


  • Researchers are employed to advance knowledge. They have a responsibility to develop the capacity for “independent, honest and critical thought” throughout their career;

  • Researchers have a responsibility to communicate their research  to collaborate with others (researchers, academics, organizations, industries) where appropriate and to transfer and exploit knowledge for the benefit of their students and/or industries/institutions partners, the economy and society as a whole;

  • Researchers have a responsibility to behave honestly and ethically in the course of their research. More detailed guidance on research methodology and ethics is available;

  • The ultimate responsibility for the personal and professional development of researchers lies with the individual researcher.

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