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IC-IMPACTS Network Agreement

In addition, all funded investigators must ensure that they have obtained the appropriate certification and approval regarding use of humans, animals, biohazards and environmental review in the conduct of Network Research in accordance with the requirements of the NCE Program and Tri-Council Granting Agencies as follows. If this is not possible to complete prior to the time of the proposal submission please identify those processes that will need to be followed for approval of your research project proposal. Funding will not be released until all required processes are completed.

Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans

Research involving humans will meet the requirements of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans

Human Pluripotent Stem Cells

Research involving human pluripotent stem cells is required to adhere to the Updated Guidelines for Human Pluripotent Stem Cells Research posted on the CIHR Web site

Laboratory Biosafety

Research involving biohazards must adhere to the standards outlined in the latest edition of Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines of the Public Health Agency of Canada

Experimental Animals

Research requiring the use of animals will be conducted in accordance with the policies and guidelines of the Canadian Council on Animal Care: Guide to the Care and Use of Experimental Animals (Volume 1 and 2) and hold a valid Certificate of Good Animal Practice (GAP)

Radioactive Materials

Research involving radioactive materials must comply with all Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) regulations, recommended procedures, and safety precautions governing the use of such materials in Canada

Environmental Impact

Research activities having potential effects on the environment must adhere to the Environmental Review Policy for Networks Receiving NCE Funds

Controlled Information

Research involving controlled information must comply with all laws and regulations regarding Controlled Information, including, but not limited to, the Defence Production Act, Export Control Regulations, and the Controlled Goods Regulations before, during or after the tenure of a grant from the NCE. The Network Member will ensure subsequent documentation required by the Network, including all reports and strategic plans, will not include information subject to restrictions or controls under theExport and Import Permits Act or its regulations, the Export Control Regulations or the Controlled Goods Regulations

Research Performed in Northern Canada

Research performed in the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut must be accompanied by the appropriate licenses for all researchers. Research in the North should be governed by a set of ethical principles as described in the publication by the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies titled Ethical Principles for the Conduct of Research in the North

Aboriginal People

Research involving Aboriginal People must adhere to the CIHR Guidelines for Health Research Involving Aboriginal People