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Processes for revoking Agreement in Principle (Concept Development Phase)

Approval Date: 2020-07-09

Effective Date: 2020-09-01

Responsible Unit: Office of the Vice-President (Research)


In accordance with the Research Impacting Indigenous Groups policy section 7, Indigenous groups may revoke their Agreement in Principle (CDP) and other forms of consent and partnership at any time. This must originate from the same level of authority that granted the Agreement in Principle (CDP), even if it is a different person.  

Researchers and staff who become aware of revoking Agreement in Principle (CDP) should contact the Associate Vice-President (Indigenous Research) in writing, who will in turn notify relevant bodies, while also respecting a reasonable extent of privacy for Researchers, students, and Indigenous group members.  These bodies include Research Grant and Contract Services, the Committee on Ethical Research Impacting Indigenous Groups, any REBs involved in the original submission, and others as necessary. Indigenous Research must cease immediately upon notice. Any of these bodies may seek to resolve the matter if possible, and if successful, a revised Agreement in Principle (CDP) is required. Relevant research funds will be held until resolution is achieved, if possible.  

If resolution cannot be achieved and Agreement in Principle (CDP) is revoked, parties remain bound to any contractual obligations that survive revocation of the Agreement in Principle (CDP).

If Agreement in Principle (CDP) is revoked for a project, that project must cease. Funding for that project must also cease. Where graduate stipends are concerned, it is recommended that the project cease Indigenous Research as outlined and take up another form of research to ensure continuity of student funding.  

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