Research Policies and Regulations

Document Description
Animal Compliance Policies and Guidelines The University Animal Care Committee (UACC) site is supported by the Animal Compliance Team in the Office of Vice-President (Research and Innovation).  Anyone who needs to work with live animals in research and teaching must obtain approval prior to acquiring and handling animals.
Approval of Contracts and Signing Authority, McGill Regulations Relating to the Regulations outlines authorized officials who sign on behalf of the institution. Note that OSR signs all applications, contracts, agreements, and RFMS prepares and signs all financial reports on behalf of McGill University.
Conduct of Research, McGill Regulation on the Regulation establishes a general framework for the conduct of research.
Ethical Conduct of Research Involving Human Participants, Policy on the

The purpose of this policy is to promote and facilitate the conduct of research involving human participants in a manner consistent with the highest scholarly and ethical standards. To this end, McGill University is committed to adhering to the principles and articles stipulated in the most recent version of the Tri-Council Policy Statement Ethical Conduct For Research Involving Humans (TCPS).

McGill Indirect Costs Policy For all funded research that is not funded by the accredited sponsors of the Quebec Government or is not one of the Canadian Government agencies (see policy for more details), indirect costs will be recovered according to McGill's Indirect Costs Policy.

McGill Intellectual Property Policy

McGill Policy on Copyrights

McGill Guidelines on the Application of the IP Policy

Policies and Guidelines set forth the rules applying to ownership, distribution, and commercial rights to intellectual property developed by McGill University academic staff, administrative and support staff, and students, as well as procedures that govern the use and distribution of intellectual property.
Research Administration Roles and Responsibilities This document was developed by an internal working group, the Tri-Agency Response Implementation Group (TRIG), in response to the first recommendation of the Final Report of the Tri-Agency Financial Monitoring Review, that the roles and responsibilities of everyone involved in the management of research grant funds must be well-defined and understood. This document will be the cornerstone of a comprehensive training program that is being developed by the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) and Research Financial Management Services (RFMS) that will address the entire lifecycle of a sponsored research project. 

Please visit the Secretariat website for a comprehensive list of University Policies, Procedures and Guidelines.

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