The integrity of our science is underpinned by commitment to our values, adherence to our policies and maintaining the highest standards of practice.
Our core policies
Our major policy statements are approved by the CSIRO Board and articulate the organisation's core commitment.
Our people bring the creativity, skill and enthusiasm needed to produce outstanding science.
Science and delivery policy
CSIRO delivers innovative solutions for industry, society and the environment through great science, our science policy outlines the way we achieve impact.
CSIRO’s Governance Policy explains what CSIRO must do ensure that we fulfil our purpose effectively and accountably.
CSIRO's risk policy is our commitment to identifying and managing risks in order to increase organisational effectiveness and to provide certainty and confidence to stakeholders.
Health, safety and environmental sustainability policy
People are at the heart of CSIRO's ability to deliver great science and innovation to our customers.
Freedom to conduct CSIRO research and technology transfer policy
Freedom to conduct CSIRO research and technology transfer policy ensures that CSIRO does not enter into arrangements which might constrain CSIRO’s ability to perform its functions.
Working at CSIRO
We’re committed to developing and supporting our people and fostering a work environment where innovation, collaboration and performance flourish.
CSIRO Enterprise Agreement 2011-2014
This agreement operates to the exclusion of all previously applicable agreements or awards certified under the Industrial Relations Act 1988, the Workplace Relations Act 1996 and/or the Fair Work Act 2009.
Code of Conduct
This document contains CSIRO’s Code of Conduct and explains the conduct and behaviour expected of the Organisation and everyone working in CSIRO.
CSIRO's Values Compass
CSIRO's Values Compass represents five key values that guide our success. Our values guide our decisions and interactions with our colleagues and with our external partners and stakeholders.
Diversity and inclusion strategy
Our growing diversity and inclusive culture is understood by all to support the excellence of our science, increase our impact for the nation and enhance our future vibrancy.
We believe that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have extraordinary contributions to make to Australia across cultural, economic and scientific domains. Furthermore, we are committed to overcoming the gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians.
Working with CSIRO
We maintain the highest standards when working with our partners and sharing our science with the community.
CSIRO’s service charter describes the standards of service we aim to deliver to our customers and our commitment to ensuring that these standards are maintained.
Our Annual Procurement Plan outlines both planned procurement and initiatives which may require future procurement. We conduct procurements over $400,000 through the Australian Government’s AusTender System, and our ABN is 41 687 119 230.
Making payments online
You can make electronic payments to CSIRO if you have a customer reference and need to pay an invoice.
Public comment policy
The procedure outlines the appropriate processes staff should undertake when commenting publicly whether on behalf of CSIRO or in a private capacity.
Integrity of science
We protect the integrity of our science by upholding the highest standards of practice, as detailed in our procedures.
Ethical human research
Where CSIRO research requires the involvement or study of people as research subjects and participants, we're committed to the welfare of those participants within the scope of our research activities.
We're committed to ensuring all animals are treated humanely and ethically.
CSIRO Animal Ethics Committee Terms of Reference
This page outlines the CSIRO Animal Ethics Committee terms of reference and includes detail on governing principles and responsibilities.