Policies, regulations and codes of good practice
Research degree students and staff must understand and abide by the policies, codes, academic guidelines, procedures and regulations of the University, especially those relevant to research and research training.
Being familiar with the requirements governing research degrees will help you know what to expect from UniSA and what UniSA expects of you. You must also be familiar with national guidelines for responsible practice in research and UniSA policies and procedures for meeting these guidelines
The Candidature information you received upon enrolment provides a summary of what you need to know during your candidature.
Your most important reference point during your candidature are the academic regulations for your degree.
The Academic regulations for higher degrees by research include:
- Guidelines for the preparation of research statements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (by Portfolio of Publications) (Appendix 1)
- Guidelines for the Statement of Agreement (Appendix 2)
- Guidelines for the preparation of research proposals (Appendix 3)
- Guidelines for the presentation of theses (Appendix 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d)
- Statement of minimum resources for higher degree by research students (Appendix 5)
Refer particularly to the following University policies:
University Activities - Intellectual Property: Ownership and Commercialisation Guidelines
(see also Intellectual Property)
- Authorship Policy for maintenance of records, retention of data, publications and authorship
Code of good practice: research degrees management and supervision
outlines the University's expectations of
research degree supervisors,
research degree students,
Research Degree Coordinators / Research
Education Portfolio Leaders and others involved in research
education. Make sure you are familiar with
your responsibilities as a research degree student