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This document contains CSIRO’s Code of Conduct and explains the conduct and behaviour expected of the Organisation and everyone working in CSIRO.
Australia expects CSIRO to conduct its activities ethically and with integrity.
This expectation demands that we:
Our conduct as an organisation is guided by our commitment to always act in the national interest.
Specifically, we will:
Our success as an organisation also depends on how well we work together. CSIRO is committed to creating an environment where innovation thrives and everyone is valued and treated fairly and with respect. Accordingly, we will:
When working in CSIRO, our people will:
Our people must not:
In conducting science, our people will:
Our people must not engage in research misconduct, including fabrication or falsification of results, and plagiarism.
Our people are encouraged to engage in the open exchange of scientific information and to participate in discussion and debate in their area of expertise. They are also encouraged to support the role of CSIRO and its research.
Communication with the public, including the media, will be in a manner consistent with this Code of Conduct and CSIRO procedures on Public Comment by CSIRO Staff, and Publication. In engaging in public communication and publishing, our people will:
Our people must not make statements that are harmful to the reputation of a colleague or the organisation in a public forum, including social networking forums.
Our people will take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety of colleagues, themselves and others and to prevent harm to the environment. They will:
Our people will:
Our people will:
They must not use or disclose confidential information without approval from their senior manager.
Confidential information includes:
CSIRO is bound by legislation and Government policy on the creation, use, sharing, security and destruction of all records. CSIRO owns the intellectual property rights to anything our people create or develop, during the course of their employment with CSIRO.
They must not:
Our people may only incur expenditure, sign contracts or make any other commitment on behalf of the organisation in accordance with delegations and authorities formally assigned to them.
Managers have added responsibilities towards staff members and CSIRO affiliates. As managers, they will:
Our relationships with government, industry, research partners, suppliers and the community are a key part of how we conduct our science and deliver national benefits. We value working together with companies and other bodies to deliver common goals. Our relationships are built on trust and mutual respect.
Accordingly, we will:
When imposing requirements on others in relation to the use or management of CSIRO’s resources we will take into account:
In dealings with our research and business partners, collaborators, clients, suppliers and other stakeholders, our people will:
In addition to the above, when dealing with Government and Parliament, our people will:
In dealings with the communities in which we work, our people will:
In working overseas, our people will familiarise themselves with local behaviours, practices and customs, and be sensitive to actions or behaviours that may be acceptable in one culture but not in another. They will behave in a way which upholds the good reputation of CSIRO and Australia.
Offering entertainment and hospitality, including modest corporate gifts, on behalf of CSIRO is a legitimate way to build good relationships provided they do not unduly influence business decision making or cause others to perceive an undue influence.
In providing entertainment and hospitality to guests our people will ensure it is properly approved and for a clearly stated business purpose which is likely to advance the interests of CSIRO and is not just goodwill.
In dealings with others in Australia or overseas our people will ensure all fees and other payments required to conduct business are legal, made in a transparent manner and properly recorded. They must not engage in bribery or seek to corrupt others.
Our people are not permitted to give or accept gifts or benefits of any significant value related to their employment, including sponsored travel from people or organisations external to CSIRO, without express approval of their senior manager.
Our people must receive prior approval from their senior manager before they:
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Last updated: Last updated: 19 February 2015
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