There's still time to express your views on UBC's Proposed Amendments to Policy 87 - Research

The University is inviting comments on Proposed Amendments to Policy 87 - Research, changes that could have a significant impact on your worklife.

The rationale that was presented to the Board of Governors for the changes to Policy 87 is available via this link. Below you will find the University's comments on the proposed policy.

Please review the Proposed Amendments to Policy 87 and if you have any questions or concerns, let us know by responding to this email or sending an email to the Faculty Association by Wednesday, January 20, 2016 to be considered as we formulate the Association's response. You also have the option of forwarding your questions or concerns directly to the Office of the University Counsel by January 29, 2016. If you do submit a response to the University directly, please copy us (faculty.association@ubc.ca) so that we're aware of your comments.

If you have any questions, please get in touch.


December 4, 2015
CALL FOR COMMENTS – PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO POLICY #87 (RESEARCH)

The UBC community is invited to comment on proposed amendments to Policy #87 (Research).

The current Policy #87 has been in place, without amendment, since 1995 and the associated Procedures have not been substantially revised for many years. The University’s administrative processes with respect to research have evolved such that the current Policy #87 does not reflect the University’s current practices. In addition many of UBC’s related policies have been revised and updated.

Accordingly, the proposed amendments are intended to update the Policy and Procedures to:

  1. provide a concise statement of the rights and obligations of UBC researchers and administrators with respect to the conduct and administration of research;
  2. accurately reflect UBC’s current practices with respect to research and research administration;
  3. ensure consistency and remove duplication with other UBC policies;
  4. where possible, remove procedural details from the Policy and Procedures in order to enable change in administrative processes in the future without the need to update the Policy or Procedures;
  5. provide a mechanism for the Responsible Executive to create and maintain procedural directives for the research community that can contain administrative processes at a level of detail that would be unwieldy in a Board of Governors Policy or Procedures; and
  6. incorporate the content of Policy #91 (Purchase of Animals for Research and Teaching) into Policy #87 to enable Policy #91 to be deleted contemporaneously with the approval of a revised Policy #87.

The proposed amendments to Policy #87 are now being published and all members of the University community are encouraged to provide their comments.


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