Ongoing Compliance

Compliance is a state of being in accordance with established guidelines and policies. The university is legally responsible for the conduct of research and the management of internal and external funds. It also supports and encourages the maintenance of the highest professional, ethical and safety standards in research and scholarship. You, as Principal Investigator, should meet all compliance requirements throughout the duration of your sponsored research.

  • Legal Compliance. If your award is in the form of a contract or agreement, Research Services will be in contact with both you and the sponsor regarding any negotiations of terms and conditions that may need to take place. The goal of research agreement negotiation and acceptance is to ensure that incoming awards comply with SFU policies and procedures, including SFU Policy R10.01, SFU Risk Management, sponsor guidelines, and applicable laws.
  • Research Compliance. Research involving human participants, animals or bio-hazardous materials must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate Research Ethics Board (REB) or Committee, or by more than one, depending on the nature of your research. In addition, any potential, perceived or real conflicts of interest should be addressed.