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Event tomorrow cancelled – Change over 200 years: The History of Usyd through its Archives. This has been rescheduled to 6–7pm Thursday 6 October on Zoom.
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The Research Integrity Unit has prepared some information and advice to help you understand important aspects of your HDR journey.

Understanding responsible authorship

Do you know that the University has set requirements for authorship? While authorship requirements may vary across disciplines and journals, the Research Code of Conduct sets out the University’s approach. Learn more about your rights and responsibilities around authorship, authorship agreement forms, and how to navigate common issues. Find out more: Understanding responsible authorship.

External interests, conflicts of interest, and your research

It is a normal part of life to participate in activities or have relationships that are external to the organisation where you study or work. These activities or relationships are known as ‘external interests’. For HDR students, any conflicts of interest must be disclosed according to the requirements of the Research Code of Conduct and the External Interests Policy 2010. Learn more about your rights and responsibilities: External interests, conflicts of interest, and your research.

The research code of conduct and you

Are you aware of your responsibilities as a research student at the University of Sydney? The responsibilities of all University staff, students and affiliates undertaking research at the University are laid out in the University of Sydney Research Code of Conduct. Learn more about the research code of conduct.
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Research integrity information sessions

3 sessions, 11am – 3pm
(Sydney time)
Tuesday 11 October
on Zoom
Register now

Do you know your obligations and responsibilities as a HDR student at the University of Sydney? Do you know how to manage any conflicts of interest in the best way possible?
SUPRA and Research Integrity are hosting 3 information sessions, providing practical advice and time for questions and discussion. Choose which sessions you want to attend, or come to all three!

11am – 12pm – Managing External Interests & Conflicts of Interests
12–1pm – Research Data Management
2–3pm – Authorship with Integrity

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HDR training modules reminder

As part of your HDR candidature, you will be required to complete a number of online training modules, including for human or animal research. Find out more about the modules and discuss any requirements with your supervisor.
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Does your supervisor deserve an award?

It's your last chance to nominate them for a 2022 SUPRA Supervisor of the Year Award!

Nominations close Monday 3 October 2022 so find out how to nominate now!

The SUPRA Supervisor of the Year Awards aim to promote, recognise and reward excellence in higher degree research supervision at the University of Sydney, as nominated and judged by research postgraduates at the University.
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Mid-semester welcome event for international students


Thursday 29 September
MacLaurin Hall

All international students are invited to this welcome event.

Get connected and find out all you need to know to settle into Sydney life.

Drop by our table and meet your friendly SUPRA representatives!

Fun Fact

All songbirds first evolved in Australia and songbird fossils found here are up to 54 million years old, which is much older than those found anywhere else in the world. Australia is home to 10 per cent of all bird species and 'most of the world’s birds can trace their lineage to the continent'.

Other things to know about


Upcoming forum: Indigenous Data Sovereignty
Join the Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse Forum on Wednesday 2 November 1:15–5pm, exploring the principles and implementation of data sovereignty and data governance. Register for free to attend in person or online.
Join the SUPRA HDR Equity Network on Facebook or Teams!
This is a place to connect with peers and have your voice heard by your HDR reps. Join the Facebook group and join us on Teams (or search for 'SUPRA HDR Equity Network').
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9am – 5pm

Due to COVID-19 SUPRA staff and council are working from home, but we can still help you. Contact us for help.
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