Research Integrity Resources

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.
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.
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

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.
(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)
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

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