Research integrity policy orientation session

Research integrity policy orientation session: Dec. 3, 2 p.m., Gilmour Hall Room 111.

As of July 1, 2013, McMaster University introduced the new Research Integrity Policy, replacing the Procedures For Inquiries And Hearings Regarding Allegations Of Misconduct In Research For Faculty, Staff And Post-Doctoral Fellows at McMaster University.

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Research Integrity Policy Orientation sessions will address:
• the meaning of research integrity and the scope of the Research Integrity Policy
• the requirements for personnel engaged in research
• the responsibilities of supervisors
• the types of possible research misconduct offences
• the process for reporting allegations of research misconduct
• the range of possible sanctions where research misconduct has been confirmed
• the interaction of the Academic Integrity Policy and the Research Integrity Policy

The Tri-Agencies (the Canadian Institutes of Health Research [CIHR], the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council [NSERC] and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council [SSHRC]) developed the Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct on Research. The Framework describes Agency policies and requirements related to applying for and managing Agency funds, performing research and disseminating results. The new Research Integrity Policy aligns with the principles and requirements of the Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct on Research.

The Research Integrity Policy applies to all institutional personnel. “Institutional Personnel” means faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduate students taking part in research, directly or indirectly, and other research support staff and any other personnel, including senior administrators, involved directly or indirectly in research, including, but not limited to, research associates, technical staff, adjunct professors, librarians, visiting professors, volunteers, observers and institutional administrators and officials representing McMaster University.