Policy - Research & Innovation - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

UC Research & Innovation Policies

This page allows you to download the various policies and guidelines regarding research and innovation at the University.

Consulting Policy (staff only)

This policy relates to all Departments/Schools and Research Centres for consultancy activities undertaken by academic staff, and technical staff.

Consulting Policy (PDF, 277KB)

Policy for Establishment and Management of UC Research Centres

Currently under review - in the meantime please contact Research & Innovation if you have an enquiry.

Research Grants Policy

For external grants this policy outlines:

  • the application process
  • who can apply
  • the administration of grant accounts

Research Grants Policy (PDF, 227KB)

Intellectual Property: Policy for Staff and Students

The IP generated by staff and students is an important outcome of a thriving research culture. UC recognises the advantages of protecting and commercialising IP and wishes to sensibly and fairly share the benefits.

Intellectual Property Policy (PDF, 524KB)

Research Conduct Policy

This policy outlines the criteria and guidelines for the conduct of high quality research at the University. It covers issues such as human and animal ethics, manipulation of results, retention of data, and serious misconduct.

Research Conduct Policy (PDF, 309KB)

UC Research Report Policy

This paper outlines the criteria to be used in determining the publications eligible for inclusion in the UC Research Report.

UC Research Report Policy (PDF, 208KB)


  • Use of Individual PBRF Results
    This policy relates to the handling and use of individual PBRF results by the University and follows the protocol recommended by the PBRF 2012 Sector Reference Group

    Use of Individual PBRF Results (PDF, 170KB) - staff only
  • PBRF Funding and Allocation Procedures

    This document outlines the University procedures for managing, the allocation of Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) funding at the University.

    PBRF Funding and Allocation Procedures (PDF, 251KB)