RCR Framework (2016) – Proposed Revisions for Public Consultation

April 6, 2021 – June 23, 2021

The Panel on Responsible Conduct of Research is seeking feedback on proposed revisions to the 2nd edition of the Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research – RCR Framework 2016.

This consultation is in keeping with the Panel’s mandate to review the RCR Framework every five years.

Consultation Document: Proposed Revisions to RCR Framework (2016)

Please note that many have expressed interest in the development of guidance on the responsible conduct of research with Indigenous peoples and/or on Indigenous lands. The Panel is committed to developing this guidance, but this initiative will be undertaken separately from the current consultation.

Comment Submissions

Please submit your comments by email at by June 23, 2021 using the subject RCR Framework Consultation.

Please include your name and the following demographics with your submission to inform us about the reach of the consultation:

  1. Province or territory
  2. Affiliation: university, hospital, college, community organization, other
  3. Capacity in which you are submitting the comments: Research integrity officer/RCR contact, researcher, student, administration, representative of a group or organization
  4. Your main discipline, if applicable: Behavioural Sciences, Biomedical, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Interdisciplinary, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, other

Following the Panel on Responsible Conduct of Research’s transparent and inclusive process of public engagement, all comments received (including identifiable information) will be posted to the Panel’s website, in the language they are received, after the closing of the comment period.

If you do not wish to have your comments posted, please indicate that clearly at the beginning of your submission. Comments will be posted in the language in which they are received.

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