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Queen's University

Administrator named to national research ethics panel

Susan Marlin, Associate Vice-Principal (Research), has been appointed to the newly-established Panel on Responsible Conduct of Research (PRCR), a national interdisciplinary advisory body.

“It is an incredible honour to have been asked to be a member of this new panel,” says Ms Marlin. “I look forward to beginning my work with the team very soon.”

PRCR will provide the three federal research granting agencies – the Canadian Institute of Health Research, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council – with a coherent and uniform approach to promoting the responsible conduct of research and addressing any allegations of breaches of tri-agency policies consistent with the Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research.

The panel’s mandate also includes:

• providing advice to the agencies on matters related to the responsible conduct of research;
• providing advice to the agencies on revisions to the framework; and
• reviewing the framework every five years.

Ms Marlin began working in the area of research ethics with the National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials Group, prior to joining Queen’s administration. She has served as president of the Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards, as a member of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Research Integrity Committee and the Ontario Cancer Research Ethics Board, and is currently a member of the Tri-Agency Panel on Responsible Conduct of Research.

“Susan has a wealth of knowledge and experience in this area," says Steven Liss, Vice-Principal (Research).

"That experience is one of the things that makes her a great asset to our team here at Queen’s, and will make her a valued member of this new advisory body,” adds Dr. Liss.

The panel will convene for the first time within the next few months.

For more information visit the Government of Canada website.

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