Graduate Research Integrity Workshop

Workshop Overview

Online Material (Quercus) Available to Students: September 20, 2021                                                                                       
October Session:  
Workshop Material Due October 10, 2021
Quiz Due October 10, 2021
Workshop #1: October October 13, 2021 at 2:00 pm
November Session:  
Workshop Material Due November 19, 2021
Quiz Due November 19, 2021
Workshop #2: November November 22, 2021 at 10 am 


This workshop is designed primarily for research-stream graduate students in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine. Its  main objective is to expose them to research integrity issues they may encounter during their studies and beyond as independent researchers.   By the end of the workshop, graduate students will 

  • be able to define research misconduct, why it occurs and identify examples
  • review issues of integrity surrounding authorship and best practices on how to prevent/resolve related disputes
  • review how images can be manipulated, how to recognize these distorted images and best practices in presenting images
  • be informed of where to find available resources about research integrity

Organized as a hybrid offering, this workshop has two components (online workshop material via Quercus & live workshop).  Students will need to complete all the components by the deadlines specified in order to successfully complete this workshop.

Is this workshop mandatory for all new graduate students?

Departments that require this workshop will enroll students into the workshop and students will receive an email via Quercus in late September/early October. Please consult with your graduate coordinator.

We encourage all students to attend this session if you will be involved in any type of research during your graduate training.

Do I need to take this workshop if a similar course is offered by my other institution?

Please contact your graduate coordinator.

Do I need to attend both workshops?

No. Two workshops are available to accommodate everyone’s schedule. You are required to attend only one workshop. 

Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend this course. Please withdraw my name from the attendees.

Please forward your request to your graduate coordinator and Yasman Mohammadzadeh.

Will there be a make up session available for those that missed the workshop?

If you are not able to attend the sessions offered in 2021, your department will need to inform us next September. 

How can students that were not able to take this course in previous year be added to the list for this year’s participation?

Please forward your request to your graduate coordinator and Yasman Mohammadzadeh.

I cannot find this research integrity course on Quercus - it appears I was not registered.

The course shell will be available on September 20, 2021. If you do not see in on your Quercus dashboard as of this date, please contact Yasman Mohammadzadeh.

I finished the online modules, the quiz and attended the online session. I was wondering if I should have been sent an email confirming my completion of the course or not.

Departments will receive a list of students that have completed the workshop in Winter 2022 or earlier. For confirmation, please contact your graduate coordinator.

Unfortunately, due to using VPN connections for accessing QUERCUS, all my UofT accounts are locked down. It should be noted that QUERCUS cannot be opened in my country.

Please contact

My program forget to include me in the student list submitted to GLSE in late September/early October. How can I register?

Please contact Yasman Mohammadzadeh.