Understand the policies and legislation relating to your research.

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.
  • Research ethics board policies
    List of Fraser Health Research Ethics Board approved policies.
  • 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 subjects
    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, which includes for the purposes of this policy the definition below, but also research data and research tools, and all proprietary information and know-how related to any of the items covered under the definition.
  • 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.

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.