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Higher Education Business Classification Scheme and Records Retention Schedules

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RESEARCH

The function of undertaking academic research. (N1)

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This function is intended to cover the conduct of all academic research, whether its is funded by the institution itself or by external organisations, or by both. It is also intended to cover research undertaken in collaboration with other institutions.

 

Research Conduct

The activities involved in conducting research.

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Activities include: developing and establishing research protocols and procedures; obtaining approval for subsequent amendments to, or deviations from, protocols and procedures; carrying out research in accordance with project protocols and procedures, and with all legal and ethical requirements; identifying and reviewing issues and risks which arise in the course of research work, and taking appropriate action; obtaining approval for modifications to the design of research; managing research data. Depending on the discipline and on the nature of research, specific activities might also include: obtaining informed consent from participants in health-related studies; reporting adverse reactions or adverse events in clinical studies; consulting beneficiaries/consumers (e.g. in applied research); conducting surveys.

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For purchasing equipment and consumables, use the relevant categories in PROCUREMENT.

For calibrating and maintaining equipment, use the relevant categories in EQUIPMENT & CONSUMABLES MANAGEMENT.

For disposing of waste materials, use ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT - WASTE MANAGEMENT.

For dealing with hazardous materials and other health and safety issues, use the relevant categories in HEALTH & SAFETY MANAGEMENT.

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