Research policies

These policies and statutes govern the conduct of research at Victoria University of Wellington.

Animal Ethics Policy

This policy ensures that the University complies with the code when using live animals for teaching and research.

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Contract for Services Policy

This policy sets the procedures to determine the nature of engagement, and the subsequent relationship, between the University and its contractors. Effective from: June 2010

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Dealing with Sexually-Explicit Material (SEM) Procedure

A primary focus of this procedure is to clarify steps that will be taken when SEM is imported to or made available on the University’s IT systems. Effective from: June 2009

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Doctoral Policy: for PhD and other Doctorates with Theses

This policy states the University procedures for admission, enrolment, supervision and examination of candidates for PhD and other doctoral degrees with theses. Effective from: November 2015

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Editorial Advice Policy

This policy sets out acceptable limits to the practice of giving editorial advice on, and proof-reading of, Masters and PhD theses. Effective from: January 2016

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Higher Doctorates Guidelines for Applicants and Examiners

These guidelines provide additional information about the application and examination process for a Higher Doctorate. Effective from: October 2014

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Higher Doctorates Statute

This statute outlines regulations governing qualifications, application, admission and examination procedures and the process for awarding Higher Doctorates. Effective from: October 2014

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Human Ethics Policy

This policy ensures all University research and relevant teaching activities involving human participants conform to ethical standards. Effective from: March 2016

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Intellectual Property Policy

The purpose of this policy is to address issues related to ownership, benefit sharing and management of intellectual property. Effective from: July 2013

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Management of External Research Consultancy and Related Contracts Policy

This policy deals with the organisation and administration of ERCI, the costing and pricing of research and consultancy, and the distribution of the income. Effective from: July 2013

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Master’s Thesis Policy

This policy outlines the University procedues for enrolment, supervision and examination of Master’s by thesis candidates where thesis value is 90pts or more. Effective from: November 2015

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Minimum Value of Privately Funded Prizes and Scholarships Guidelines

These guidelines set the minimum value of prizes and scholarships for the University and ensure that the value of the prize or scholarship is meaningful. Effective from: August 2009

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Recognition of Authorship Policy

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that all contributing or participating authors receive appropriate recognition for their work. Effective from: November 2016

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Research Policy

This policy sets the framework for developing and implementing research policy at Victoria, affecting staff research obligations and graduate research support. Effective from: December 2016

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Scholarships Policy - Externally Funded

This policy sets the guidelines to awarding externally funded scholarships. Effective from: July 2013

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Scholarships Policy - Internally Funded

This policy sets the guidelines to awarding internally funded scholarships. Effective from: July 2013

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Setting up a Postgraduate Scholarship Guidelines

This provides guidance to staff prior to setting up a new postgraduate scholarship regarding the nature of postgraduate scholarship support at the University. Effective from: March 2010

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Withholding of Theses Procedures

This procedure allows a thesis to be withheld for a limited period, where harm could arise through situations such as disclosure of sensitive information. Effective from: August 2011

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