SRC Integrity at Toronto Metropolitan University
Research environments are increasingly fast-paced, collaborative and interdisciplinary. The expectations for researchers are heightened in this age of information where the pressure to produce rigorous, evidence-based work in a timely manner can be challenging in the face of shifting SRC integrity standards from country to country as well as ethical and cultural challenges among diverse research teams. The values of SRC integrity should be revisited often to ensure the production of quality research and to instill trust in the scientific community.
SRC Integrity Is Guided by Core Values and Principles
Discover applications of SRC Integrity values and principles in the (PDF file) SRC Research Integrity Training Modules (opens in new window) and/or the (PDF file) SRC Reference Guide for Research Integrity (opens in new window) .
As set out in (PDF file) Policy #118 – Scholarly, Research and Creative Activity (SRC) Integrity Policy (opens in new window) , Toronto Metropolitan University expects that all members of the university (including faculty, staff and students) as well as those who are not members of the university but who are conducting research on university premises or using university resources will observe the highest standards in the conduct of their SRC activities.
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) have created the Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research (external link, opens in new window) detailing responsibilities and policies for researchers working with funded projects from these agencies.
The Office of the Vice President, Research and Innovation is responsible for implementing the Senate policy on SRC integrity ( (PDF file) Policy 118 (opens in new window) ) and for dealing with allegations of a breach of the policy.
- Honesty, Accountability and Trust: Fostering Research in Canada (external link, opens in new window)
- The Hong Kong Principles for Assessing Researchers: Fostering Research Integrity (external link, opens in new window)
- (PDF file) Ethical Guidelines for Peer Review (external link, opens in new window)
- Check for Publication Integrity before Misconduct (external link, opens in new window)
- Research Integrity: Nine Ways to Move from Talk to Walk (external link, opens in new window)
- (PDF file) Toolkit for Responsible Conduct in Research Creation (external link, opens in new window)
- (PDF file) The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity (external link, opens in new window)
- Ethics in Global Research: Creating a Toolkit to Support Integrity and Ethical Action throughout the Research Journey (external link, opens in new window)
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