2000-3-6Research And Scholarly Activity - Administration

Issue Date:
June 23, 2011

Upon request, the college will provide a copy of this policy in an alternate format.

Applied Research and Scholarly Activity enhance and enrich the Strategic Priorities and Directions of Academic Excellence, Student Success, Community Success, and Technological and Service Excellence at Lambton College. Scholarly activities, applied research, development and commercialization activities at Lambton College will provide opportunities for faculty innovation, enhance student learning and employability, support economic development, foster technology transfer, and develop private sector partnerships.

While the benefits to the College and its employees and students of engaging in research are many, obligations associated with research contracts or grants can expose Lambton College to risks that carry significant financial and legal liability. Therefore, it is necessary to establish a formal review and approval process at the College that will identify and avoid or limit any liability that might be involved with research contracts or grants.

This policy and the associated procedures and regulations are intended to ensure that research undertaken at Lambton College enhances the College reputation, maximizes the contribution of research to the academic programs, minimizes the College exposure to risk, and ensures the appropriate use of College resources. This policy establishes the standards to be met and the administrative processes and procedures to be followed at Lambton College in the conduct of sponsored research and scholarly activity, for the approval of applications, and the maintenance of financial and external reporting accountability.

Policy

  1. This policy applies to all research contracts and grants that use or propose the use of any Lambton College services or resources (human, physical, intellectual or financial), and to individuals associated in any capacity with Lambton College involved with research conducted under the name of the College or with the use of College resources.
  2. All research that will be conducted under the name of Lambton College or use any College resources, and will be funded through College funds or College‐controlled or ‐entrusted funds, must have:
    1. an Expression of Interest approved by the relevant Dean, or equivalent, and the Dean,Applied Research and Innovation; and
    2. a Proposal approved by the relevant Dean, or equivalent, and the Dean, Applied Research and Innovation; and
    3. a Contract approved and signed by the Dean, Applied Research and Innovation, or a College administrator with the authority to do so, consistent with the Delegation of Signing Authority for Provision of Services policy.
  3. All research projects that will be conducted under the name of Lambton College or use any College resources, and be funded through an external body or agency, must have:
    1. an Expression of Interest approved by the relevant Dean, or equivalent, and the Dean,Applied Research and Innovation; and
    2. a Proposal approved by the relevant Dean, or equivalent, the Dean, Applied Research and Innovation or a College administrator with the authority to do so, consistent with the Delegation of Signing Authority for Provision of Services policy; and
    3. a Contract approved and signed by the Dean, Applied Research and Innovation or a College administrator with the authority to do so, consistent with the Delegation of Signing Authority for Provision of Services policy.
  4. Approval for the continuation of any research project must be renewed by the relevant Dean, or equivalent, and the Dean, Applied Research and Innovation annually on the anniversary of the effective date of the agreement or contract.
  5. All research conducted under the name of the College or with use of College resources shall be conducted under a research agreement that directly addresses intellectual property and commercialization.
  6. Grant and contract funds arising from research conducted under the name of the College or with use of College resources are held in trust by the College and are not the property of any individual.
  7. Any applications and any associated information (e.g. progress and final reports) that might be subject to international peer‐review must not contain any information that would require an export permit or other authorization under the Export and Import Permits Act or its regulations, or contain any information subject to the Defence Production Act or the Controlled Goods Regulations, as administered by the Canadian Controlled Goods Program.
  8. All research reports provided to parties external to the College must be approved before release by all contract parties as per agreement between the parties.
  9. Researchers will disclose to the College all intellectual property arising from research.
  10. No research involving human subjects may be undertaken unless all requirements of College policies have been met, including approval by the Research Ethics Board, and the certificates of approval have been issued where required.
  11. All researchers, and associates working for or with them, will undertake and conduct their research and associated activities consistent with the following principles.
    1. Researchers will recognize the substantive contributions of collaborators and students.
    2. Researchers will use unpublished work of other researchers and scholars only with permission and with due acknowledgement.
    3. Researchers will use archival material in accordance with the rules of archival source.
    4. Researchers will use scholarly and scientificrigour and integrity in obtaining, recording and analyzing data, and in reporting and publishing results.
    5. Researchers will ensure the authorship of published work includes all those who have materially contributed to, and share responsibility for, the contents of the publication,and only those people.
    6. Researchers will reveal to the College, sponsors and other stakeholders, any conflict of interest, financial or otherwise, that may influence their decisions or actions.
    7. Researchers conducting research at or under the name of Lambton College or using College resources shall conform to all applicable College policies.
    8. Researchers will abide by all applicable Acts and regulations including all laws and regulations regarding Controlled Information and Controlled Goods.
  12. Proposals for research projects to be conducted under the name of the College or with the use of College resources will be evaluated for College support and approval against criteria that are established, maintained and, from time to time, modified by the Office for Applied Research and Innovation, and that will be posted on the Office webpage on the College website.
  13. The regulations, procedures and position responsibilities for the development and submission of research proposals, and the execution and administration of research projects and associated resources are established, maintained and, from time to time, modified by the Office for Applied Research and Innovation, and will be posted on the Office webpage on the College website

For questions or concerns regarding policies, please contact:

Jim Elliott
Director, Quality Assurance & Institutional Research
519-542-7751 x 3489
jim.elliott@lambtoncollege.ca

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