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Ethical Conduct

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.

Questions?

For any questions concerning Dalhousie’s role in promoting the ethical conduct of research, please contact the Office of the Vice-President Research.

Interested in learning more?

Key contacts

Research Integrity

Mark Filiaggi
Associate vice-president research and scholarly integrity officer
902-494-7102
mark.filiaggi@dal.ca

 

Research Ethics

Catherine Connors
Director
902-494-1462
catherine.connors@dal.ca
 
Angela Hersey
Manager, Research Ethics
902-494-3423
angela.hersey@dal.ca
 

 

Animal Care & Use

Dr. Chris Harvey-Clark
University director of animal care
charveyc@dal.ca
 
Jennifer Wipp
Coordinator/UCLA Administrator
Phone: 902-494-1270
Fax: 902-494-1516
UCLA@dal.ca
 
Dr. Jennifer Devitt
UCLA Training Coordinator
Phone: 902-494-8507
Fax: 902-494-1516
jennifer.devitt@dal.ca
 
Cheryl Paris
Research officer, animal care coordinator
Dalhousie Agricultural Campus
Phone: 902-893-2635
Fax: 902-893-3430
cheryl.paris@dal.ca

 


Biohazardous Material

Office of Environmental Health and Safety
Jerry Aguinaga
Director
Phone: 902-494-1241
Email: jerry.aguinaga@dal.ca
 


Questions?

For any questions concerning Dalhousie’s role in promoting the responsible conduct of research, please contact the Office of the Vice-President Research.