Policy on Research Integrity

This policy outlines a framework to ensure that all research is conducted in accordance with good research practice. The policy applies to anyone involved in research under the auspices of the institution. Research should be interpreted broadly to include all investigation undertaken in order to acquire knowledge and understanding, whether funded or unfunded.

The University is committed to maintaining the highest standards of ethics and integrity in its
research, and places ethics and integrity at the heart of its decision making. As a component of
this commitment, the University requires that all research projects undertaken under the auspices
of the University observe a commitment to good research conduct.

Below are the guiding principles that the University expects its researchers to abide by during all stages of a research project:

  • Honesty in all aspects of research
  • Compliance with laws, policies, and regulations
  • Accountability in the conduct of research
  • Transparency and open communication
  • Professional courtesy and fairness in working with others
  • Independence and impartiality
  • Good stewardship of research on behalf of others
  • Respect for the duty of care to humans, animals, the environment, or the objects that they study
  • Care and rigour in the design and planning of the research project.

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