This article compares the current Canadian and American approaches to governing the responsible conduct of research. The Canadian Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research acts on behalf of Canada’s three federal research agencies to implement their Framework on Responsible Conduct of Research. It operates not on the basis of regulatory authority, like its U.S. counterpart, the Office of Research Integrity, but rather on the basis of making compliance a condition of eligibility for funding. Both offices are dedicated to promoting good research practices and to enforcing good standards of research practice.
Keywords: allegations of misconduct in research, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism (FFP), institutional investigations, Panel on Responsible Conduct of Research (PRCR), research integrity, Research Integrity Officers (RIO), responsible allegation, Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research, responsible conduct of research (RCR), Tri-Agency Research Integrity Policy, U.S. Office of Research Integrity (ORI)
Zimmerman SV and Wallace K (2013) Promoting Responsible Conduct of Research: A Canadian Perspective. Accountability in Research. 20(5-6)