Responsible conduct of research-creation: creative tools for addressing the issues of an emerging field



By virtue of its uniqueness in the university landscape, research-creation (RC), defined (among other things) as "any research process or approach that fosters creation and aims at producing new esthetic, theoretical, methodological, epistemological or technical knowledge", raises a series of issues related to the responsible conduct of research (RCR), in particular with regard to conflicts of interest and commitment, the dissemination of results and all forms of evaluation.

With this first research project focusing on the interface between RC and RCR—which we have called "responsible conduct of research-creation" or RCRC—we sought to examine these issues and how they specifically pertain to the RC context using a variety of methods. Our research showed that RCR policies and guidelines have difficulty taking into account factors that are specific to the practice of RC and, conversely, that the reflections on research ethics produced by the RC community rarely evoke the concepts of RCR, or do so indirectly.

Trousse d'accompagnement was developed as part of this project.

However, many areas of overlap and a desire for collaboration on the part of RCR and RC actors were identified, highlighting the need to continue and intensify the dialogue between these two communities that was established during this research project.

This is one of the objectives of the Trousse d'accompagnement en CRRC [RCRC Toolkit], developed as part of this project, which offers a nuanced vision focusing on the practice of RCRC. It provides ideas and research data that will enable the implementation of new actions in the field, the updating of policies, a renewal of RCRC practices and, finally, a better understanding on both sides.

Main researcher

Williams-Jones Bryn, Université de Montréal

Summary

Research report

Trousse d'accompagnement en CRRC

Call for proposals

Deposit of the research report: October 2018