Indirect Costs of Research

Research requires both direct and indirect investments. Operational maintenance of research infrastructure requires reinvestment on a significant scale. These indirect costs must be included in budget requests to external sponsors of research. Indirect costs support many institutional functions of the University.

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Intellectual Property

Inventions and other intellectual property developed by Carleton University researchers are owned by the Inventors. Carleton researchers may request support from the Carleton Innovation Transfer Office for patent applications or other IP protection (trademarks, industrial designs, copyright) by filing an intellectual property disclosure form and executing a Revenue Sharing-Assignment agreement with Carleton.

Please refer to Article 14: Innovation, Transfer, Patents And Copyright in the CUASA and Carleton University Collective Agreement for more information.

Copyright Compliance

Carleton University is committed to compliance in all copyright matters. Noncompliance is a violation of the Canadian Copyright Act. In addition to any actions that might be taken by any copyright owner or its licensing agent, the University will take steps against any breach of this policy.

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Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment

All Carleton faculty, staff and students are required to disclose a potential Conflict of Interest or Conflict of Commitment to the University when they engage in external professional or personal activities with the potential to influence university research, education, or business for personal gain or that may require a time commitment that prevents the individual from fulfilling her/his obligations to the university.

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Please click here to access the Declaration of Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment Form.

Research Ethics

All Carleton researchers must adhere to the Policy on the Responsible Conduct of Research that contains the ethical and regulatory standards governing research activities at Carleton University. The Office of Research Ethics offers administrative support to the Carleton University’s Research Ethics Boards (CUREB), works with researchers to ensure their research projects respect and comply with all applicable policies and guidelines. On behalf of the REB’s the office manages the protocol life-cycle, including protocol submission, approval and monitoring for the research involving human participants at the university and its affiliates. All research involving humans conducted by faculty, staff or students at Carleton University must be approved by a CUREB.

Animal Ethics

Carleton University is committed to ensuring that the use of animals in research conforms to the most rigorous ethics standards while actively supporting cutting edge science. In order to use animals for research at Carleton you must have a Animal Use Protocol in place that has been approved by the Animal Care Committee.

Biohazardous Materials

Biohazardous materials are considered to be any organism or its toxic metabolites believed to be potentially harmful to humans, animals, or plants (e.g., viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites). Any research conducted at Carleton University or undertaken by persons connected to the University, involving biohazardous materials, must be reviewed and approved by the Biohazards Committee prior to the commencement of any research project.

Academic Misconduct in Research

Carleton University is committed to upholding the highest standards of academic integrity, ethical and responsible conduct in carrying out its prime mission of teaching and research. This policy covers the procedures for investigating misconduct at Carleton University, including research, teaching, and breach of copyright. This policy is prepared in compliance with the Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research.

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