Policies and guidelines
The objective of this Policy is to ensure a consistent national approach to achieving a balance of appropriate scientific expertise and perspectives CSAS peer review meetings.
How CSAS defines, identifies and manages real, perceived or potential conflicts of interest of all participants throughout all stages of the CSAS science peer review process.
The objective of this guide is to outline expectations from participants before, during and after CSAS peer review meetings, whether in person or virtual.
Note: These policies formalize what has been best past practice for CSAS peer review processes for many years. The policies are based on the principle of inclusiveness found in the Scientific Advice for Government Effectiveness Framework, as well as DFO’s Policy on Science Integrity. They apply to both DFO staff and external participants taking part in science advisory processes. Also above, a Participant’s Guide to CSAS Peer Review Meetings has also been developed to establish guidelines and expectations for participants so that Canadians get the highest quality science advice from CSAS peer review meetings.
The Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat (CSAS) is committed to distributing scientific publications to clients in an efficient, cost-effective way. Read how CSAS documents became available in electronic format.
The goal of the science peer-review and analyses processes is to provide high quality scientific guidance through rigorous analysis and challenge. Learn more about the role of participants in CSAS science peer-review processes.
CSAS only publishes documents that have been peer reviewed. Read about the CSAS standards for publishing scientific advice.
CSAS peer-review meeting conclusions and final scientific advice are reached through consensus. Learn how conflicting interpretations and opinions during scientific peer-review processes are considered in reaching a consensus conclusion.
Some requests for scientific information require a special set of procedures. Learn about the rationale for applying SRPs, and their minimum standards.
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