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Brock University is committed to building a strong, sustained culture of research leadership based on the foundational pillars of collegiality, accountability, ethics and integrity.
Our focus is on people: developing and supporting our researchers so that they, in turn, can improve the lives of those around them and the greater society through explorations, discoveries, innovations, breakthroughs.
Fresh, innovative approaches
A transdisciplinary approach to research provides the structure for the type of collegiality needed for breakthrough research. Many of our laboratories and lunchrooms in places such as the Cairns Complex  are physically structured so that researchers from different disciplines can work, and socialize, side-by-side.
Our five new research institutes and centres , along with the existing ones  bring experts with their various vantage points together to come up with truly innovative, fresh, brand-new approaches to common problems. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
The Brock environment provides fertile ground for innovation. The Office of the Vice President, Research recognizes and rewards those who take advantage of the resources around them and apply their skills and research in rigorous inquiry.
Integrity in innovation
As they pursue their lines of inquiry, the Office of the Vice President, Research requires our researchers to abide by the Tri-Council’s policy statement, Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans , which recognizes the fundamental, intrinsic value of human beings and the respect and consideration that they are due. Regarding the treatment of animals, Brock adheres to the Standards and Guidance of the Canadian Council on Animal Care in Science ; our facilities and procedures are state-of-the-art in animal care.
Tying everything together is integrity: ensuring that our resources are used wisely; that our services are delivered with excellence; that we continue to put the needs of our researchers, and by extension the wider community, front and centre at all times.