Data collection storage and access
Data exist in many forms, for example, slides, photographs, agarose gel plots, survey questionnaires, field notes, bibliographic research notes, lab notebooks, and computer data. There are specific regulations regarding collection, storage, and access for different kinds of data. During data collection it is important to follow your research protocol. After the results are published, you are obligated to provide access to your primary research data for the purpose of verification by bona fide researchers.
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research. (See especially Tri-Agency Research Integrity Policy, Section 2.1.2 b.)
- Memorial University of Newfoundland. (2001). Policy statement on integrity in scholarly research.
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