Integrity and Research Ethics - Scholarly Essentials

Memorial University is committed to excellence in scholarly activities. To this end, Memorial provides resources and support by which all members of our academic community—students, faculty and staff—can become educated regarding ethical conduct in scholarly endeavours. Whether you are in a course-based program conducting library research or in a research-based program undertaking experiments in a lab, or interviewing participants in the field, there are ethical standards and related guidelines and policies to which you must adhere.

This web site provides information and resources related to ownership and acknowledgement, data, and the potential impact of research on humans, animals, and the environment. It contains a selection of important documents set out by the School of Graduate Studies, Memorial University and the Tri-Agency*. However, given the breadth of scholarly work undertaken at Memorial, this site is not all-inclusive. It is your responsibility to understand and adhere to the policies applicable to your program and discipline and to maintain the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity.

Use the links provided on each page to progress through this web site.

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* The Tri-Agency consists of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).