Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.22
Liaison Jessica Russell
Submission Date Oct. 17, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Mount Royal University
IN-3: Academy-Industry Connections

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Courtney Stange
Administrative Assistant
Institute for Environmental Sustainability
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Does the institution have published policies or guidelines governing industry-sponsored research that fully meet all of the credit criteria?:

A copy of the policies or guidelines governing academy-industry connections:
The policies or guidelines governing academy-industry connections:

The policies and procedures that guide industry collaboration are highlighted below with a specific focus on the four criteria for inclusion provided by the STARS reporting guideline. All referenced documents are attached above.

1) Require that all significant consulting contracts (e.g. those worth $5,000 or more a year) be reported to a standing committee charged with reviewing and managing individual and institutional conflicts of interest;

Mount Royal University requires that all significant consulting contracts be disclosed by staff and faculty under the Employee Code of conduct.

2) Prohibit faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows, medical residents, and other academic professionals from engaging in industry-led “ghostwriting” or “ghost authorship”;

Mount Royal University prohibits faculty ghost writing for industry reports under three policies. The employee code of conduct, research policy, and the conflict of interest in research policy all prohibit the act of ghost writing as it presents a conflict of interest.

3) Prohibit participation in sponsored research that restricts investigator access to the complete study data or that limits investigators’ ability to verify the accuracy and validity of final reported results;

The conflict of interest in research policy and the integrity in research and scholarship policy prohibit faculty from undertaking research that limits the availability of data.

4) Ban confidential corporate research (i.e. research that cannot be published). Please clarify or drop the optional credit. See credit language and reporting examples in the Help Center article for this credit.

multiple policies ban confidential corporate research including the Integrity in research and scholarship policy, the conflict of interest in research policy, and the research policy.

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