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Posted on Tuesday, 22 November 2011

 Tri-Agency Statement:
Consent to Disclosure of Personal Information

November 17, 2011

Canada's federal granting agencies—Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)—are committed to fostering and maintaining an environment that supports and promotes the responsible conduct of research. In early December 2011, the agencies will be releasing the Tri-Agency Framework for the Responsible Conduct of Research, which sets out to:

  • ensure that funding decisions made by the agencies are based on accurate and reliable information;
  • ensure public funds for research are used responsibly and in accordance with funding agreements;
  • ...
Posted on Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Yesterday in the House of Commons, Minister of State for Science and Technology Gary Goodyear announced that researchers and students applying for funds from any of the federal research granting agency programs will now be asked to sign a consent form to disclose personal information should they be found to be in serious breach of agency policy. We understand that the Minister had asked the councils to explore and resolve issues around disclosure of personal information, as part of their development of revised research integrity policy. AUCC was informed of the new disclosure policy just prior to the Minister’s announcement. Discussion of disclosure was not part of the consultation process councils have carried out with stakeholders on their soon-to-be released revised integrity policy. Information about the new requirement is being sent to your vice-presidents for research from the councils.Serious breaches are extremely rare but when they arise,...

Posted on Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Please note the following message from Paul Davidson:


As you know, at AUCC’s business meeting on October 25, 2011, members unanimously approved AUCC’sStatement on Academic Freedom.  AUCC issued a press release following the meeting and posted the new statement on the AUCC web site here.

Posted on Wednesday, 16 November 2011

 Sophie Theriault’s eyes quickly scan the room. Dozens of well-wishers have gathered in the sunny atrium of The McCain Foundation Learning Commons of UPEI’s Atlantic Veterinary College.


Posted on Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Please see the following message from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Posted on Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Please note this message from SSHRC

Posted on Monday, 4 July 2011

Please note this media release from the Science, Technology and Innovation Council.

Posted on Friday, 24 June 2011

Please take a moment to read issue 103 of CIHR's Funding News.

Posted on Friday, 24 June 2011

 NSERC has released the June 2011 issue of Contact Newsletter, Volumne 35, No. 3. Visit this link for the whole newsletter.

Posted on Thursday, 3 February 2011

Please take time to read the following notice from SSHRC: