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Report on Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Files

December 5, 2011 to March 31, 2017


Status of RCR files by fiscal year

* Throughout this document, the first period 2011-2013 is from December 5, 2011 to March 31, 2013.

The Secretariat addressed 250 RCR files since the Secretariat took over RCR responsibilities from the Agencies in December 2011. This includes 235 new files and 15 files transferred from the Agencies in December 2011 when the Secretariat expanded its mandate to include RCR. Since that time, the Secretariat has closed 192 (77%) of those files. At the end of FY 2016-17, 58 files remained active.



Number of opened RCR files, by Agency



Number of closed RCR files by fiscal year

Of the 192 files closed over the past five years, 83 (43%) involved at least one breach of the RCR Framework.



Breakdown by Agency of RCR files involving a breach




RCR files involving a breach by province

* Provinces with four or less RCR files involving a breach are included in this category to maintain the confidentiality of the parties involved.



Categories of confirmed breaches for the period from
December 5, 2011 to March 31, 2017


Some files may involve more than one breach.



Types of recourse imposed by the Agencies

There may be more than one recourse per breach.