This committee of four members shall be elected by the faculty. It will elect a chair from its members. The members shall be elected for three year terms, except the initial appointment when terms shall be staggered so that two faculty members shall serve two years and two shall serve three years.
The responsibilities of the committee are:
(i) The continued development and refinement of policy and procedures relating to ethical issues in research;
(ii) to discuss with any individual within the University community concerns she/he might have about integrity in research;
(iii) to investigate complaints of research misconduct brought to them through the Formal Process;
iv) to maintain strict confidentiality about any ethical concerns brought to them or about any complaint they mediate except that they may discuss these concerns or complaints with the Advisor;
v) upon completion of the formal process, to write a report of each complaint.
ELECTED BY: University Faculty
DATE: 2nd meeting, October 15
TERM: 3 years