AARE develops policies to assist with the day to day functions of the association. These policies are updated and added to as required.

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Executive Committee Funding Policy
The Executive Committee is responsible for the management of the Association on behalf of the general membership. It is accountable to the membership and reports at the AGM. The Executive normally meets face-to-face three times a year (usually in February, in June/July, and just before the annual conference). Additional meetings may be held by electronic means.
Register of Interests
Conflict of Interest Policy
All Executive Committee members, sub-committee members, contractors and volunteers must sign a declaration of interests upon appointment. If an actual, potential or perceived conflict of interest is identified, it must be entered into the AARE register of interests, as well as being raised with the AARE Executive Committee.
Policy on Advertising
AARE will sell advertising space on its website only when the inclusion of such advertising does not conflict with the Mission, Vision or Values of AARE, or the development or implementation of its Strategic Plan. The normal format of advertisements will be as logos in a banner on the homepage with hyperlinks to advertisers' websites. Advertising on AARE social media pages is not accepted.
Event Attendance Policy
The purpose of this policy is to provide clear guidelines on the level and nature of financial support AARE will normally provide to members of the AARE Executive Committee and to other AARE members who represent AARE at a non-AARE event.
Privacy Policy
AARE is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. AARE does not collect personally identifiable information about individuals except when such individuals specifically provide such information on a voluntary basis. For example, such personally identifiable information may be gathered from member registration and/or the registration process for conferences & events, subscription or services and in connection with content submissions, community postings (e.g., forums), suggestions and transactional areas.
Refund & Cancellation Policy for AARE events
This refund policy is for AARE events, excluding the AARE Annual Conference which has its own
refund policy.
Special Interest Groups Policy
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) can be formed by members of AARE who have an interest in a specialist research domain. More information on the formations is in the policy document. SIGs are a benefit of AARE membership. All members of SIGs must be members of AARE.
SIG Social Media Guidelines
AARE endorses Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to establish and maintain quality social media accounts, such as blogs, Facebook or Twitter sites, to support the research related activities of members. In particular, AARE supports SIGs to operate social media accounts that enhance the overall vision and purpose of AARE.
Ethical Sponsorship policy
AARE actively seeks opportunities to work together with external organisations to achieve shared objectives. However, it is vital that we maintain our independence and do not allow external partnerships to bring the name of AARE into disrepute.
EduResearch Matters Privacy Statement
EduResearch Matters is bound by the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) set out in the Privacy Act 1988(Cth) (Privacy Act).
This policy sets out how we handle Personal Information, including the Personal Information of our authors, commenters and readers (users), in accordance with the Privacy Act, and how you can exercise your rights under the Privacy Act.
Code of Conduct
AARE is committed to conducting all of its activities with honesty and integrity, in accordance with high ethical and legal standards and with respect for our members, non-member guests, and those with whom we do business.
This Code of Conduct outlines the standards of behaviour and professionalism expected of all members and non-members who participate in AARE activities.
Financial Delegations Policy
This policy sets out the circumstances under which the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Executive Committee may delegate its responsibilities.