?PHSA is committed to the highest ethical standards and maintenance of the integrity of our organization. In support of this, the PHSA Board has approved a new PHSA-wide research misconduct policy and procedure. Research Administration developed these documents with extensive input from the PHSA Research Leadership Council, UBC, and PHSA Legal, and with input from the PHSA research community.
The main purpose of this new policy and procedure is to ensure PHSA is compliant with funding agency requirements, including those of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Canadian Tri-Council Agencies. We have also taken care to ensure these documents align with PHSA's academic partners’ scholarly integrity policies.
It is also important to note that in cases of alleged research misconduct involving a researcher affiliated with a university or academic institution, the university's or academic institution's misconduct/integrity policy and procedure shall apply, and PHSA will cooperate as appropriate. The university or academic institution is responsible for ensuring compliance with their own policies and carrying out any investigation in accordance with that policy.
The policy and procedure can be found on the Polices & Forms section of the PHSA Research Administration & Service website at the links below:
Question may be directed to Elizabeth Kinney, Manager Research Policy.