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Launch of a new tool to raise awareness of responsible research

Montréal, November 1, 2018 – Québec's Chief Scientist and the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) are pleased to launch a new tool for members of the research community to raise awareness of the responsible conduct of research. The tool aims to foster awareness of best practices for the responsible conduct of research among students and researchers through activities focused on decision making in real research contexts.

The tool complements other training initiatives and may be used to facilitate reflection and discussion as part of courses and between research team members. The tool is easily adaptable to different research contexts and flexible enough to be used as part of units or activities. Once completed, it will be made up of three independent modules on various themes. The first module, which launches today, looks at the responsible dissemination of research results. An English version of the tool will be released by the end of the year, and certificates of completion for each module will be available soon.


"The awareness tool is a fun and tangible means to support all members of Québec's research community in their efforts to conduct research responsibly and with integrity."
Rémi Quirion – Chief Scientist of Québec 

"We are extremely proud to be launching this awareness-building tool—a first in Québec! We are also counting on all research stakeholders in Québec to help promote it."
Mylène Deschênes – Director, Ethics and Legal Affairs, Fonds de recherche du Québec

Access the first module (in French)

About the Chief Scientist of Québec

The mandate of the Chief Scientist of Québec is to advise the ministre de l'Économie et de l'Innovation on matters pertaining to the development of research and science in Québec; to foster the excellence, position and influence of Québec research in Canada and internationally, especially through partnership development; to chair the boards of directors of each of the three Québec research Funds, and coordinate issues of common concern and the development of cross-sectoral research; to administer the human, material, financial and information resources of the three Funds; and to promote careers in research and scientific culture.

About the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ)
Reporting to the ministre de l'Économie et de l'Innovation, the FRQ strive to ensuring the strategic and coherent development as well as the financial support of Québec research, support the training of researchers, establish the necessary partnerships to carry out their mission, and promote and support knowledge mobilization.

Mylène Deschênes
Director, Ethics and Legal Affairs
Fonds de recherche du Québec
514 873-2114, ext. 1281