As an institution with a university mission, the CIUSSS West-Central Montreal advocates the deployment of rigorous, quality and responsible research with regard to the principles of scientific integrity and research ethics. The Policy and procedure for managing allegations of breach of responsible conduct of research (2022) aims to provide a framework for research practices and to support the goal of achieving and meeting the highest standards of research within our institution.
Policy and procedure for managing allegations of breaches of responsible conduct of research
The policy describes responsible conduct in research and the behaviours expected of different actors (researchers, students, research staff, etc.) while they conduct research activities within our CIUSSS. The expected behaviours stem from key values such as honesty, reliability, rigour and objectivity, impartiality and independence, justice, trust, responsibility and benevolence, openness and transparency. It also describes what constitutes breaches of responsible conduct in research and provides a framework for dealing with allegations of misconduct in responsible research conduct that are reported to the designated authority and that relate to research activities. The policy and procedure for managing allegations of misconduct in responsible research applies to all actors of the CIUSSS West-Central Montreal involved in connection with research activities carried out under the auspices or under the responsibility of the institution.
Procedure for Managing Allegations of breaches of responsible conduct of research
The Person responsible for the responsible conduct of research (CRCP) acts as the authority designated by the CIUSSS West-Central Montreal in the preliminary assessment of the admissibility of an allegation, the review of the allegation and the establishment of an investigation committee. To communicate a possible allegation of a breach of responsible conduct in research, you may complete the form and email it or mail it to the person responsible for the responsible conduct of research at the following address:
Responsible Conduct of Research Officer
CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal
Jewish General Hospital
3755 Côte-Sainte-Catherine Road, A-903
Montréal, Québec, H3T 1E2