Research Ethics and Policies
Selkirk College is committed to high standards of integrity, accountability and responsibility in the conduct of any college-sanctioned research that is done by college faculty, staff or students, or by any other scholars that have a formal association with the college.
In our daily work, we follow:
All research involving human participants is reviewed by the Selkirk College Research Ethics Committee, which is guided by the Tri-Council Policy Statement: 2 Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS2). Faculty, staff and students undertaking research that involves human participants are required to complete the Tri-Council Policy Statement 2 Core Tutorial.
Learn more about research ethics proposal requirements, related deadlines, appropriate forms to use and how to submit a proposal to the Research Ethics Committee.
Selkirk College employees
Please visit the Research Ethics section of My Selkirk.
Selkirk College students
Please contact your Selkirk College supervisor.
Researchers who are not employees of Selkirk College
Please contact the committee’s administrative assistant, Amy Byers, for information on how to proceed.
Research Data Management
Research data management (RDM) is one of the four key elements of Canada’s digital research infrastructure (DRI). It encompasses the processes applied throughout the lifecycle of a research project to guide the collection, documentation, storage, sharing and preservation of research data, and allows researchers to find and access data.
RDM Strategy (2023–2028)
The purpose of this strategy is to foster a culture and develop capacity that supports researchers in adopting responsible RDM practices. This strategy applies to all Selkirk College researchers, including students, staff, and faculty in all disciplines. Our initial focus will be to ensure that our Tri-Council-funded researchers have the tools, technologies and service supports in place to aid their work and demonstrate wise data management practices as they will lead this transition in RDM best practices.
The objectives listed below provide a road map to guide RDM capacity building efforts over the next three to five years.
Identify stakeholder communities on campus and form an RDM working group.
Recruit local champions to help promote the value of RDM.
Develop awareness materials and resources.
Determine and apply appropriate delivery mechanisms for outreach.
Assess Institutional Readiness
Undertake a survey of institutional data assets and data management practices using the Maturity Assessment Model in Canada survey tool.
Provide templates and supports to ensure researchers complete and adhere to data management procedures.
Formalize RDM Policies and Practices
Scan and identify gaps in the existing RDM policy and regulatory environment.
Update relevant institutional policies, guidelines and/or procedures.
Encourage Tri-Council funded researchers to submit Data Management Plans.
Encourage researchers to index data in the Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR).
Research Data Security: Risk Determination