Research Professional Development

New Guides from NHMRC

To support the implementation of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (the 2018 Code), the NHMRC have released the Authorship Guide and the Management of Data & Information in Research Guide.

The NHMRC in conjunction with the ARC and Universities Australia (UA) have significantly revised the Code which was published in 2007. The 2018 Code came into effect on 1 July 2019 and will be supported by a suite of guides providing further detail on principles and responsibilities of the 2018 Code.

The guides and further information are available on NHMRC’s website.

Questions or feedback about the guides can be sent to

Human Research Ethics Cafe

Completing an Ethics application can be complicated and many applicants miss details or make errors. The committee regularly requests additional information about areas of concern within applications and request re-submissions.

The Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) are facilitating open sessions where they will work through the application process, what should be included in the research proposal and will address common areas of concern. It’s a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of the processes, ask questions and receive good advice, with the aim being to hopefully avoid any need to resubmit.

These sessions are open to Researchers, Academics and students who will be submitting an application for research involving human ethics. To find out more information on session times or to register please visit the Research Office Professional Development Calendar

Wondering where to publish?

The ARC has publicly released the ERA 2018 Journal List. There are 25,017 journals included in the list. Researchers are strongly encouraged to use this list as a guide when deciding where to publish.

For each journal, the list includes:
* ERA ID (unique to each Journal)
* Journal title
* Foreign title (where relevant)
* Up to three Field of Research (FoR) codes or ‘MD’ for multidisciplinary journals
* ISSN(s)

The ERA 2018 Journal List was developed for the sole purpose of supporting the ERA 2018 evaluation. It was released to eligible Australian universities in August 2017 to support their submission process.

The ARC has also released a list of Two-Digit and Multidisciplinary reassigned journals which can be found on the same page through the link above.