Good R&I Principles
This section presents the principles that apply to all the University’s R&I activities wherever they take place.
The University’s mission is to discover and understand, to play a leading role in undertaking R&I that addresses the challenges facing our world, nation, region and city. One of the guiding principles of the University’s Strategic Plan is Achieving Excellence. This means undertaking the highest quality R&I, making a positive difference to our economy and society, the way we live, and the way we understand our world. It means not only creating new knowledge, but working with others within and across disciplines and through local, national and global collaborations, to share and apply that knowledge.
Excellent R&I relies on a combination of attributes, such as creativity, curiosity, honesty, passion, rigour, critical reflection, persistence, respect, resourcefulness, responsibility and the ability to communicate and collaborate. Skills are important too, whether generic, discipline-specific or technical. Put simply, delivering excellent R&I requires intellect and integrity and the University’s researchers should aspire, at all times, to display the highest standards of research integrity. At stake is the credibility, reputation and value of the University’s research and the reputation of individual researchers.
As professionals, researchers practise the value intrinsic to the research profession, to seek greater knowledge and understanding, and as members of wider society researchers are responsible for respecting the values of society, including not causing harm and considering the public interest.