Understand the policies, legislation and regulations relating to your research.

Updated February 17, 2023

Fraser Health research policies

  • Research policy
    Covers research activities that can be conducted at Fraser Health and process for handling allegations of research-related misconduct.
  • Clinical Research Overhead Rates Policy
    Acknowledges that indirect costs are attributable to all industry and academic sponsored research projects including clinical research, and provides a mechanism for Fraser Health to optimize its recovery of some or all these indirect costs through clearly established overhead rates to support sustainability.
  • Collection, use and disclosure of personal information for research related purposes
    As a public body and a steward of personal information, we are accountable for the protection of the privacy and confidentiality of all personal information under its custody and control in accordance with existing legislation, public expectations and internationally accepted fair information practices.
  • Ethical conduct of research and other studies involving human participants
    This policy is intended to create a research environment within Fraser Health in which the protection of human subjects is considered a priority.
  • Intellectual property
    Describes the rights and responsibilities, regarding ownership, use and control of intellectual property of Fraser Health and of employees and privileged physicians who develop or participate in the development of intellectual property, research data and research tools, and all proprietary information.
  • Research integrity
    Describes our commitment to fostering an environment that promotes integrity in research and scholarship.
  • Provision of research related services to non-Fraser Health researchers
    Departments may be asked by external researchers to provide services related to specific research projects.

Research Data Management Institutional strategy

Other Fraser Health policies

Canadian privacy legislation

Tri-council policy

Regulated clinical trials

U.S. funded/regulated research

Researchers who conduct research funded either by the United States Department of Health and Human Services or other U.S. government agencies or regulated by the United States Food and Drug Administration must comply with the following regulatory requirements for any of the funded research.

International policies

  • World Medical Association: Declaration of Helsinki
    The World Medical Association has developed the Declaration of Helsinki as a statement of ethical principles for medical research involving human subjects, including research on identifiable human material and data.

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