Higher Degree Research Policy

General requirements for the award of the degrees of Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Philosophy.

Higher Degree Research Scholarship Policy

Requirements and processes for the application, assessment and award of higher degree research (HDR) scholarships including the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend and International Fee Offset Scholarship, the University funded Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (GUPRS), Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (GUIPRS) and other centrally, Academic, Group or Element funded scholarships.

Higher Doctorates by Publication Policy

Doctorates that are awarded by the University in recognition of substantial scholarly achievements especially through published works.

Guidelines for Developing Cotutelle and Joint Doctoral Degree Programs

These guidelines establish procedures for developing Cotutelle and joint doctoral degree programs between Griffith University and top international universities. Other procedural documents are also available to support these guidelines including a Checklist for Establishing Cotutelle and Joint Doctoral Degree Programs, a template for a Memorandum of Agreement and a template for a Joint Doctoral Student Agreement.

Health and Safety Policy

Describes the University's commitment to managing workplace health and safety

Policy Library

Provides access to the University's policies, procedures, forms and legislation. Browse alphabetically, by keyword, document type, or scan titles.

Student Review and Appeals Policy

Provides the mechanism for resolving problems when a student considers that a decision of the University or one of its staff or a situation experienced by the student is not in accordance with the expectations set down in the Student Charter or the University's rules and policies.

Academic Misconduct Policy - Higher Degree Research Candidates

States the University's expectations of how students should conduct themselves in their academic studies and identifies conduct that is contrary to these standards, such as cheating, plagiarism, as "academic misconduct". The Policy also states how the University will deal with allegations of academic misconduct.

Student Administration Policy

This policy specifies the way in which the University will administer students' enrolments from 1 January 2005 in all the programs of the University with the exception of PhD and MPhil candidatures.

Fees and Charges Policy

Encapsulates the basis on which the University charges students fees for various activities. It defines the various types of fees and charges and provides the authorities to determine the various types of fees; provisions for refunds; penalties for non-payment; sponsorships and scholarships, and payment plans. It implements the provisions of the Higher Education Support Act 2003 within the University.

Intellectual Property Policy

Enables the University to protect and commercialise intellectual property.

Best Practice Guidelines for Researchers

Managing research data and primary materials:

Conflict of Interest Guidelines

The use of independent thesis examiners is an important defining feature of Australian Higher Degree by Research (HDR) programs. The independence of examiners is one indicator of the quality of the examination process and of the course as a whole. The process of examination and classification of theses assumes that examiners undertake the task independently and without bias. These guidelines will ensure that this happens.

Conferral of Award (Posthumously)

This document provides guidelines for the conferral of higher degree by research on a candidate who is either deceased or permanently incapacitated. Access to this document is restricted to Griffith staff.

Copyright Guide

Is presented as a general guide to the observance of copyright law at Griffith. It is University policy to observe restrictions on dealing with copyright material, as laid down in Australian law.

Griffith University Animal Ethics

Addresses specific areas of ethical concern, the operation of the University's research ethics arrangements, and offer advice on some categories of activity.

Higher Degree Research Graduate Attributes

A summary of the attributes of Griffith University Higher degree research graduates.

Principles to Promote Excellence in HDR Supervision at Griffith University

In October 2014, the Board of Graduate Research endorsed the Principles to Promote Excellence in HDR Supervision Practices at Griffith University to be used as a guide for improving supervision practice, rather than as a formula or recipe for excellence in supervision. The principles are able to be interpreted and operationalised by supervisors within their own context, guided by evidence-based approaches, and in consultation with colleagues.

Griffith University Human Research Ethics Manual

Addresses specific areas of ethical concern, the operation of the University's research ethics arrangements, and offers advice on some categories of activity.

Code of Practice for the Supervision of Higher Degree Research Candidates

Specific roles and responsibilities for all those involved in the postgraduate research experience.

Griffith University Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

Addressed to all researchers in Griffith University and to those who have related managerial or administrative responsibilities, it covers such topic as ethics, competence, collegiality, confidentiality, honesty, data storage and retention, authorship, publication, supervision, conflict of interest, advisers on integrity in research and research misconduct.

National Health and Medical Research Council - Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes

Ensures the ethical and humane care and use of animals used for scientific purposes as defined in the Code. The principles set out in the Code are for the guidance of investigators, teachers, institutions, Animal Ethics Committees and all people involved in the care and use of animals for scientific purposes.

National Health and Medical Research Council - The National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Humans

Identifies the ethical principles and values which should govern research involving humans. It provides guidance for researchers, ethics committees, institutions, organisations and the public on how such research should be designed and conducted so as to conform to those principles and reflect those values.

The Student Charter seeks to make transparent the obligations and responsibilities of all Griffith University staff and students within the university context, providing an overview and direct access to relevant policies and support systems of the University.