Graduate Research Integrity Workshop
This workshop is designed primarily for research-stream graduate students in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine. The main objective is to expose you to research integrity issues that you may encounter during your studies and beyond as independent researchers. By the end of the workshop, you 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 includes online materials on Quercus and a live component. Students will need to complete all the components by the deadlines specified in order to successfully complete this workshop.
Start of Workshop
Fall Live Workshop
November 1, 2023
Winter Live Workshop
March 6, 2024
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this workshop mandatory for all new graduate students?
If you are required to complete this workshop, you will receive an email via Quercus in late September/early October. Please consult with your graduate coordinator if you have any questions.
It's important to complete this workshop 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 list of attendees.
Will there be a make up session available for those that missed the workshop?
If you are not able to attend the sessions offered, your department will need to inform us next September.
How can students who were unable to take this course in the previous year be added to the list for this year’s participation?
I cannot find this research integrity course on Quercus - it appears I was not registered.
The course shell will be available in mid-September. If you do not see it in on your Quercus dashboard, please contact Yasman Mohammadzadeh.
I finished the online modules, the quiz and attended the online session. Should I have recieved an email confirming my completion of the course?
Departments will receive a list of students that have completed the workshop by January. For confirmation, please contact your graduate coordinator.
I am using a VPN connection to access QUERCUS but all my U of T accounts are locked down. I can't open QUERCUS in my country. What should I do?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Research Resources
Research Policies, Guidelines and Supports at the University of Toronto
- Context of Commercialization of Inventions Based on Thesis-Related Research
- Ethics in Human Research
- Framework to Address Allegations of Research Misconduct
- Intellectual Property Guidelines for Graduate Students and Supervisors
- Policy on Ethical Conduct in Research
- Principles and Responsiblities Regarding Access to Professional Program Students and Residents as Research Subjects
- Research Integrity
- School of Graduate Studies Guidelines on Research Involving Human Subjects
- University of Toronto Copyright Policy
- University of Toronto Inventions Policy
- University of Toronto Publications Policy
Thank you to Dr. David McKnight, Associate Dean, Equity and Professionalism for providing material for this page.
- International Committee of Medical Journal Editors
- National Institutes of Health Office of Science Policy
- World Association of Medical Editors
- Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research
- Tri-Council Policy Statement 2: Course on Research Ethics
- U.S. Department of Heath & Human Services Office of Research Integrity
- U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Research Integrity - The Lab