If you plan to carry out research with people, their information or their tissue then you need to have human ethics approval before you start to collect data or recruit participants. Use the forms on the RMIT Researcher Portal to apply for human ethics approval.
The Australian National Data Service (ANDS) advises on issues to consider when dealing with sensitive data,. Some of these are:
For more information on human ethics visit RMIT's Human Research Ethics Website (Researcher portal)
Privacy is a component of ethical research practice. Privacy legislation provides a set of principles which guides the responsible collection and handling of personal information by organisations, including RMIT University.
Ownership of research data can be difficult to determine when the research involves multiple researchers, externally sourced data, funding or contractual agreements.
There are factors that influence ownership of data they are:
The University – data created whilst employed at RMIT
The data will most probably be owned by RMIT as per RMIT’s IP Policy.
External body, university, or funding body – data created where a contract or agreement has been signed.
The terms of the contractual agreement are crucial here.
Externally sourced data – you didn’t create the data it was sourced from a third party.
The data will be owned by the third party.
Visit RMIT IP Module, for an overview of intellectual property as it relates to research undertaken at RMIT.
Need help with determining ownership contact firstname.lastname@example.org