Committed to excellence in research practices
Ethical conduct of research, as described in the Tri-Agency Framework, is a commitment by researchers to honest and thoughtful inquiry, rigorous analysis, dissemination of research results and adherence to the highest professional standards in order to create a positive and productive research environment. In practical terms, this principle involves:
- conducting research involving humans in an ethical manner
- ensuring proper animal care and use
- engaging in research integrity practices around data management, supervision and attribution
- safe and responsible handling and use of hazardous materials required for research purposes
At Dalhousie University, we are committed to providing support and guidance to the research community in each of the four key areas listed above. The Tri-Agency Framework and Dalhousie’s research policies and procedures work in concert to provide resources and training to the research community. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of all researchers to follow best research practices in their pursuit and subsequent dissemination of knowledge.
For any questions concerning Dalhousie’s role in promoting the ethical conduct of research, please contact the Office of the Vice-President Research.
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Associate Vice-President Research
Manager, Research Ethics
|Dr. Chris Harvey-Clark
University director of animal care
|Dr. Jennifer Devitt
UCLA Training Coordinator
Research officer, animal care coordinator
Dalhousie Agricultural Campus
|Office of Environmental Health and Safety
For any questions concerning Dalhousie’s role in promoting the responsible conduct of research, please contact the Office of the Vice-President Research.