Current Policies

MacEwan University policies are divided into three categories: Academic, Administrative and Governance, and then by more specific policy areas within each category. Policies can be searched by keyword, category or area.

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MacEwan University policies are guided by the Code of Conduct.

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Animal Research Ethics

Policy Statement

Grant MacEwan University regards the use of animals in research, teaching and testing as valuable for continued progress in science and education. The University accepts the use of experimental and teaching or display animals as a privilege, one that comes with important ethical responsibilities: to ensure that good science is done; to ensure that every animal is treated humanely and not subjected to unnecessary pain or distress; and to work within the accepted standards for animal care and use.

Applicability

This policy applies to the following activities: University course work and course related activities; Faculty, staff, student and affiliated third party research; All additional activities pertaining to the care, use or study of animals including breeding, housing, display, competition and/or sample collection. This policy applies to: The care and use of animals in all facilities owned and/or operated by the University; The care and use of animals owned, managed, or used by the University while located on non-University premises in Canada, or in other jurisdictions as required under terms of funding; The use of animals anywhere in the world as part of research and teaching conducted by the University or members of the University This policy applies to all University faculty, staff, students, and visitors using or proposing to use animals for research, testing or teaching.

Rationale

The University is committed to the ethical and humane use of animals in research teaching and testing. The University is committed to ensuring that Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) guidelines, standards and policies a re met, including 'The Three Rs' of humane animal experimentation. Additionally, to remain in compliance with CCAC guidelines, all Canadian institutions using animals for research, teaching and testing must establish an animal care committee and have in place an experimental animal care and use program that meets or exceeds the CCAC standards.

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Distinguished Research Award

Policy Statement

Grant MacEwan University periodically grants research awards to faculty whose research, scholarship, or creative activity have made significant contributions to society and the scholarly community within local, national, or international contexts.

Purpose

The University supports research, scholarship, and creative activity and recognizes faculty who distinguish themselves in this area. Recognition of scholarly excellence occurs through a peer-review process that involves internal and external review.

Applicability

A Distinguished Research Award holder must: (a) be a continuing faculty member and (b) have not received the award within the last five years. The Award primarily recognizes research, scholarship, and creative activity that is conducted while employed by MacEwan University.

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Ethical Review of Research with Human Participants

Policy Statement

All research that involves human participants requires review and approval by the Research Ethics Board (REB) in accordance with the Tri-Council Policy Statement (TCPS 2): Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans, December 2010, before the research is started.

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Research Institutes and Research Centres

Policy Statement

Grant MacEwan University shall establish, approve and review Research Institutes and Research Centres to enhance research goals of the institution and encourage interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research collaboration.

Purpose

Research Institutes are designed to facilitate interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research, scholarly and artistic creations that would not be available throughout the regular University departmental activities. Research Institutes and Research Centres are expected to highlight or advance the expertise of a department, Faculty /School and/or the University in a subject area. Research Institutes and Research Centres are established for a specific time duration, and each is expected to attract external funding to support its mission. Research Institutes and Research Centres must support principles of academic freedom, scholarly integrity and institutional autonomy.

Applicability

All Research Institutes and Research Centres will be governed by this policy as well as by applicable administrative policies. This policy does not apply to Institutes that serve primary administrative purposes within the University.

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Research Partnerships and Affiliations

Policy Statement

This policy establishes guidelines around the creation, operation, and review of research partnerships and affiliations in order to broaden Grant MacEwan University's research profile and to derive academic and economic benefits arising from research affiliations. Affiliation agreements must be approved and signed by all parties in the agreement prior to research being undertaken.

Purpose

This policy shall be interpreted and applied in a manner consistent with the research principles of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and in a manner which promotes: reciprocity, trust, respect and commitment as the foundation for a research affiliation; clear divisions of responsibilities arising from well-drafted and reasonable written research affiliation agreements; collaborative and equitable leadership and governance to ensure balance and added value in knowledge co-creation; complementary objectives and purpose between partners resulting in mutual benefit.

Applicability

This policy applies to all research and scholarship that is conducted with the University, or by members of the University within the capacity of their employment or registration at the University where the researcher involved is currently employed, enrolled as a student, or has a formal association, and is collaborating with external affiliates.

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Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarly Activity

Policy Statement

Grant MacEwan University requires responsible conduct of research and scholarship in conformity with Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research . The University will address allegations of policy breaches and will foster and maintain an environment that supports and promotes the responsible conduct of research and scholarly activity.

Purpose

The University strives to provide an environment that supports research/scholarly activity and that fosters researchers' abilities to act honestly, accountably, openly and fairly in the search for, and dissemination of, knowledge. Researchers and scholars strive to follow the best research practices honestly, accountably, openly and fairly in the search for and in the dissemination of knowledge. The primary responsibility for high standards of conduct in research and scholarship resides with the individuals carrying out these activities. The maintenance of academic freedom in pursuit of research and scholarship is essential to the common good of both the University and society. The University recognizes and acknowledges that research and scholarly activity can involve unintentional error, conflicting data, and scholarly differences in research design and interpretation of research findings. Researchers and other s play important roles in the process for addressing allegations of policy breaches and in helping to ensure that allegations are addressed appropriately and in a timely manner.

Applicability

This policy applies to all research and scholarship that is conducted with the university, or by members of the University within the capacity of their employment or registration at the University where the researcher involved is currently employed, enrolled as a student, or has a formal association. Notwithstanding the above, if research is conducted by students for the purpose of fulfilling course requirements, the review of allegations of misconduct falls within the scope of the Academic Integrity policy. All other investigations of misconduct in respect to research and scholarly activity fall under the scope of this policy. This policy's scope includes breaches of research integrity within three categories: breaches of responsible conduct of research/scholarly activity, misrepresentation in an application or related documents, and mismanagement of grants or award funds.

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