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.
- 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, 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
- Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
See Part 3 - Protection of Privacy: Division 2: Use and Disclosure of Personal Information by Public Bodies - Articles 32 and 35.
- A Guide to B.C.’s Personal Information Protection Act for Businesses and Organizations
The complimentary legislation for the private sector is the Personal Information Protection Act.
- Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act
The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA or the PIPED Act) is a Canadian law relating to data privacy.
- Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans
We comply with the Canadian Tri-Council Policy on the Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Human Subjects. This policy which sets the Canadian standard for research involving human subjects is adhered to by academic and health care delivery organizations across Canada.
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research: Research in Ethics
Information on the current ethics requirements of the Tri-Council and for research ethics tutorials.
Regulated clinical trials
Researchers conducting clinical trials that are regulated by Health Canada must also adhere to the following guidelines:
- International Conference on Harmonization: E6 - Good Clinical Practice: Consolidated Guidelines
- Health Canada: Food And Drug Act: Regulations Amending The Food And Drug Regulations (1024 - Clinical Trials) For Clinical Trials
- Health Canada: Food And Drug Act: Medical Device Regulations Part 3 Medical Devices For Investigational Testing Involving Human Subjects
- Health Canada: Food And Drug Act: Natural Health Products Regulations
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.
- 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.