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Scholarly, Research and Creative (SRC) Integrity

Scholarly, research and creative (SRC) integrity refers to the conduct of individual researchers according to their behaviours, attitudes and practices throughout the SRC process. It is commonly defined in opposition to research misconduct and academic misconduct.

Research misconduct refers to unacceptable behaviours such as plagiarism, the falsification of data and the fabrication of data. Academic misconduct relates to behaviours that undermine the institution’s ability to evaluate a student’s achievements fairly.

SRC integrity is also distinct from the university’s Research Ethics Board, which ensures individuals are conducting research responsibly and in line with institutional policies and guidelines. 

TMU has established procedures for investigators and the institution under TMU’s Policy on Research Integrity. Learn more about Financial Conflict of Interest Procedures for the US Public Health Service.

SRC integrity is the behaviour expected of anyone who conducts or supports SRC activities throughout the life cycle of a project.