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Compliance and Responsibilities

Compliance

It is very important for the Danish Cancer Society (hereafter DSC) to understand the effectiveness of our funding. Up-to-date and complete information is essential to demonstrate the value of the investment that has been made.

Compliance Policy

DCS has adopted a policy regarding the responsibilities of researchers to complete a Researchfish® return, as part of the standard terms and conditions of holding an award.

The Compliance Policy is available here:

Compliance Policy (pdf)

From 2016, sanctions will apply to DCS-funded researchers who do not make a submission each year during the data submission period, even if this is a nil-submission (e.g. because it is too early for any outcomes to have emerged from the research yet).

Exceptions

As part of the terms and conditions of accepting funding from the Danish Cancer Society, submissions are expected annually, even if there are no outcomes to report. In some circumstances, of course, this will not be possible, e.g. PI on maternity leave, long term sick leave, etc. PIs have a responsibility to keep DCS informed of changing situations.

What Do We Do With The Data?

Submitted outcomes data is analysed and used to report to members, supporters and the public on the impact of DCS’s investment in research. The annual submission exercise enables DCS to draw on the most up-to-date information for impact reports. We also use the information provided by award-holders in briefings and information requests for DCS Board and Scientific Committees.

It is vital that award holders return information to us on the outcomes from their projects, so that we can understand the impact research is having in the longer term, demonstrating the contribution to society made by knowledge and skilled people, and the progress in cancer care and prevention being made. In turn this will facilitate strategic decision making and investment. Research outcomes provide a strong evidence base to support the continued funding of cancer research in Denmark.

Responsibilities

  • The Danish Cancer Society feels a strong responsibility to demonstrate the value and impact of research supported through the funding of members and supporters.
  • PIs have a responsibility to familiarise themselves with the Principles of Use.
  • PIs are required to complete a submission as part of the terms and conditions of holding a grant from the Danish Cancer Society.
  • PIs must keep DCS informed of changes in circumstances that may prevent annual submission of an outcome.
    Researchfish Ltd have a responsibility to provide the service and to provide training and support to PIs in using the Researchfish system.
  • Researchfish Ltd have a responsibility to provide the service and to provide training and support to PIs in using the Researchfish system.