Go to page content

Gathering input

Proposed changes to Responsible Conduct of Research Framework

Research

By Jeff Green

Memorial is consulting with its internal stakeholders on proposed changes to a federal framework on research.

The Panel on Responsible Conduct of Research announced on Jan. 8 it is looking for feedback regarding a set of proposed changes to the 2011 Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR Framework).

Dr. Richard Marceau, vice-president (research), says he’s hoping to hear from as many people as possible from the university community regarding the proposed changes.

“Memorial is committed to excellence in scholarly activities and ensuring the highest standards of ethical conduct are practised by our research community,” said Dr. Marceau. “I encourage our researchers to review the proposed changes and provide us with their comments and ideas. We’ll then share that feedback with the federal Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research.”

David Miller, director, Research Grant and Contract Services, a unit within the Vice-President (Research) portfolio, will be co-ordinating responses.

Mr. Miller will attend the Dean’s Council meeting on Feb. 1; the Senate Committee on Research meeting on Feb. 9; and the Research Council meeting on March 7 to ask for input. Additionally, members of the university community can contact Mr. Miller directly with feedback.

Memorial hopes to have all input by March 18.

The Panel on Responsible Conduct of Research is accepting comments until April 8.

More information regarding the public feedback process is available online.


To receive news from Memorial in your inbox, subscribe to Gazette Now.


Latest News

Presidential approval

President's awards handed out to top educators, researchers and staff

Expanding focus

Program will train academics to become next innovators

Removing barriers

Blundon Centre: Accessible education at Memorial a shared responsibility

The gift of empathy

Amidst the holiday festivities, don't forget what's most important

Returning to her roots

Memorial University announces first female president and vice-chancellor

‘Greater picture’

Greenland ice losses faster than expected, say researchers