To ensure that research including surveys, interviews and evaluation studies involving staff and students at CIT, CIT's agents or related parties, conform to accepted ethical standards and meet CIT requirements.
This policy covers research involving CIT, or its agents or related parties, irrespective of the location where the research is conducted, excluding CIT College evaluations conducted for continuous improvement of subjects and courses.
3.1 Research must conform to the guidelines in the CIT Research Handbook.
3.2 Research proposals with more than a low risk require approval by the CIT Research Ethics Committee.
3.3 Approval will not be granted for research proposals determined to impact negatively on CIT.
3.4 Research conducted by and or involving staff and /or students of:
3.4.1 CIT must seek advice from the Head of Department, CIT Education Quality regarding its planning, design and implementation and have approval of the respective College Head of Department;
3.4.2 CIT's third party providers delivering CIT's Higher Education programs must have the organisation's approval and must notify CIT before undertaking the research;
3.4.3 CIT's agents or related parties including external researchers must have the approval of the Head of Department, CIT Education Quality.
3.5 Colleges may conduct surveys as the basis for continuous improvement such as subject evaluations or to address a specific client group or need. These surveys must be run at times that do not clash with CIT wide surveys.
3.6 Staff must ensure that information systems and records are maintained, securely and confidentially as necessary to prevent unauthorised or fraudulent access to private or sensitive information, including information where unauthorised access may compromise academic or research integrity.
3.7 Findings from research, evaluation studies and surveys will be formally recorded and reported to relevant stakeholders.
Related Policies, Guides and Resources
CIT Research Handbook
CIT Application to Conduct Research Form
CIT Research Ethics Committee Terms of Reference
All terminology used in this policy is consistent with definitions in the CIT Definitions of Terms.
6. Policy Contact Officer
For more information regarding this policy contact Director, Education Services.
Contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email email@example.com.
This policy is implemented through the associated procedures. Authority to make changes to the procedures rests with the policy owner.
Policy No: 2016/587
Approved: February 2020
Next Review: November 2024
Category: Student Policies, Staff Policies, Training Policies
Policy Owner: Executive Director, Education and Training Services
| Research Procedures|
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