Policy Bulletin


Policy Bulletin

Number: 579

In Effect: 2017-11-20

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Commissioner’s Directive (CD) 009 – Research

Policy Bulletin 579

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Commissioner’s Directive (CD) 009 – Research

Why was the policy changed?

This policy was updated and revised to reflect changes to the responsibility structures of the Research Branch as well as to provide several points of clarification to ensure that the process to conduct research outside the Research Branch is clear, nationally consistent and easily accessible.

The policy was also reformatted as a result of the Commissioner’s Directives Standardization Project.

What has changed?

Guidelines 009-1 have been amalgamated into the revised CD.

The policy has been updated to reflect the current responsibility structure of the Research Branch (i.e. elimination of the DG position) as well as to reflect the modified review and approval process for external research. This includes changes to the review process at the regional level as well as the sub-delegation of the Commissioners’ approval to the EXCOM Sub-Committee on External Research.

Several points of clarification were made in a number of areas including opportunities to provide compensation for community-based research participation as well as the terms under which a project is approved and research is published externally.

How was it developed?

This policy was developed by the Research Branch in collaboration with Legal Services, the Policy Sector and with internal and external consultation.

Who will be affected by the policy?

Applies to all researchers, including CSC staff, students, volunteers and contractors.

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