Research Integrity Resources

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Research Involving Human Subjects
This guide outlines the procedure for obtaining approval for conducting research involving human subjects at the University of Toronto and contains information such as what research requires review, elements of the review, with a graduate student slant.

Ethical Conduct in Research, the Office of the Vice-President, Research
The Office of the Vice-President, Research is central to research ethic board (REB) reviews and maintaining comprehensive information and links to information on animal and human subject research.  This page also contains a succinct outline of the Framework to Address Allegations of Research Misconduct and the role of the Office of the Vice-President, Research in research misconduct allegations.

Research Ethics Reviews at the University of Toronto
This page contains links to applications and information on research ethics reviews.  REBs are administrated by the University of Toronto Office of Research.

Other Integrity Links

Tri-Council Policy Statement Integrity in Research and Scholarship.
The Tri-Council is the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.  They are the major source of federal funds for research and scholarship in academic institutions.  The principles of the statement outline the responsibilities of grant holders and their institutions.

Canadian Institutes for Health Research’s Ethics Resources and Publications webpage

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors

National Institutes of Health Bioethics Resources on the Web

International Neuroethics Society

Society for Neuroscience

World Association of Medical Editors

(Course on Research Ethics) is an introduction to the 2nd edition of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2)

The Office of Research Integrity in the United States

The Lab
An excellent interactive movie on research misconduct produced by the U.S. Office of Research Integrity.  The tutorial presents a lab-based fictional situation in which watchers can take the perspective of different characters and simulate decision-making within the scenario.

University of Toronto Policies Related to Integrity in Research

Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters
The Code addresses the responsibility of all parties to the integrity of the teaching and learning experience at the University of Toronto and outlines the procedures for alleged offences.

Code of Student Conduct
This code defines non-academic offences at the University of Toronto.

Ethical Conduct in Research
This University of Toronto policy states that “highest standards of ethical conduct in every aspect of research including applications, proposals, the research itself, reports and publications” are expected of all members of university. 

Policy on Research Involving Human Subjects

University of Toronto Statement on Human Rights