Promoting Integrity of Research: Responsibilities of the Institute

Procedure Number: 
Policy Number: 
Vice-President, Academic
Vice President, Academic
October 6, 2009
Last Amended: 
September 10, 2014
September 10, 2016
Procedure Statement: 

NOTE:  This procedure is consistent with the Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research, Section 4: Responsibilities of Institutions. This Procedure includes application of the Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research, algorithm Appendix A: Summary of Process (Tri-Agency Process for Addressing Allegations of Policy Breaches).

1.     Responsibilities of the Institute

The Institute is responsible for:

a.  Developing and monitoring a framework of procedures for Integrity of Research and Scholarship Policy to ensure that these reflect current acceptable standards of research;

 b.  Promoting integrity of research through:

  • Posting relevant documents and processes on the web;
  • Announcing changes through electronic distribution (e-mail and newsletter);
  • Conducting workshops or seminars on integrity in research; and
  • Providing an orientation for new researchers regarding research policies and procedure.

c.  Reviewing all disclosures of conflict of interest in terms of impact on the results of the research or the integrity of the research in accordance with the Institute’s Conflict of Interest and Standards of Ethical Conduct Policy;

d.  Investigating and responding, in a timely manner, to allegations of misconduct in research in accordance with the Institute’s Investigating and Responding to Allegations of Misconduct in Research Procedure.   

Last updated June 22, 2015