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Honesty, Accountability and Trust: Fostering Research Integrity in Canada

Fanelli, D

January 2010

Council of Canadian Academies

In 2008, following media reports of several high-profile cases of research misconduct by researchers funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Minister of Industry called on NSERC and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), along with the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), to review the existing policy framework for scholarly research and financial misconduct. Despite finding the Tri-Council’s approach to research integrity to be essentially sound, the group’s report put forward several recommendations to strengthen the existing framework, including a clarification of terms, roles, and responsibilities.

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