SFU Records Retention Schedule and Disposal Authority (RRSDA)
Research Misconduct Case Files

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RRSDA number


Record series

Research Misconduct Case Files

Office of Primary Responsibility (OPR)

Vice-President Research, Office of the

Retention periods

Records Active retention (in office) Semi-active (records centre) Total retention Final disposition
VP Research: CY case closed + 2 years 8 years CY case closed + 10 years Selective Retention by Archives

CY = Current calendar year; CFY = Current fiscal year; CS = Current semester; S/O = Superseded or obsolete; OPR = Office of Primary Responsibility; Non-OPR = All other departments.

Description, purpose and use of records

Records relating to inquiries by the Vice-President Research Office into allegations of misconduct in research by members of the university community.

Records include correspondence, memoranda, forms, reports, exhibits, transcripts, notes and working papers.

Files are arranged alphabetically by name of researcher.

The University's principles and standards for conducting research are articulated in its Policies on University Research Ethics (R20.01) and Integrity in Research and Misconduct in Research (R60.01). R60.01 establishes the procedures to be followed for investigations into allegations of misconduct.

Personal Information Bank (PIB)

This series is a Personal Information Bank; click here for PIB description.


These records are created, used, retained and managed in accordance with the following authorities:


RRSDA is in force.

Approved by the University Archivist: 26 Nov 1998

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