1. Internal Policies
  2. External Policies 
  3. External Training Resources 
  4. Publications and Additional Resources

Researchers enjoy important freedoms and privileges, which include freedom of inquiry and the right to disseminate the results thereof, freedom to challenge conventional thought, freedom from institutional censorship, and the privilege of conducting research with human participants, with public monies, trust, and support. Along with these freedoms there are the responsibilities to ensure that research meets high scientific and ethical standards, is honest and thoughtful inquiry, involves rigorous analysis, and the application of professional standards.

Compliance with these standards and responsibilities throughout the University community are advanced by the ongoing education of the members of its community in matters of research integrity and by adopting and following appropriate policies within which research and scholarship should be conducted, policies that all major funding agencies require universities to have in place.

Internal Policies

University Policies:

Policy on the Responsible Conduct of Research

Policy and Procedures Regarding Academic Misconduct in Teaching and Research

Intellectual Property

  • Please refer to Article 14.7 of the CUASA Collective Agreement: Innovation, Transfer, Patents and Copyright.

Copyright Compliance Information

Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment Policy

  • Please click here to access the Declaration of Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment Form.
  • Please refer to Article 15.5 Section D of the CUASA Collective Agreement: Rights and Responsibilities as a Scholar/Researcher.
  • Please click here to access Teaching and Learning Services’ resources on plagiarism.

Working with Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Collective Agreement between The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) on behalf of Postdoctoral Fellows at Carleton University

  • Please refer to Article 10.01: Academic Freedom for more information on the publication of research results.
  • Please refer to Article 11: Rights and Responsibilities of Employees for more information  on intellectual property.

Graduate Student Supervision- Responsibilities and Expectations Policy

  • Please refer to the Responsibilities of Supervisors section for more information regarding publication.

You can find additional information regarding Carleton University’s policies on the University Secretariat website.

External Policies 


Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans- TCPS 2 (2022)

Tri-Agency Framework Responsible Conduct of Research

Tri-Agency Responsible Conduct of Research Interpretations

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA)

Personal Health Information Protection Act- Ontario (PHIPA)

Canada’s International Development Research Centre Code of Conduct
Please click here for more information on the IDRC’s Advisory Committee on Research Ethics.


Economic and Social Research Council Policies and Guidelines for Good Research Conduct (UK)

European Commission: The Code of Conduct for Researcher Recruitment

The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity for Grant Agreements

World Medical Association: Declaration of Helsinki- Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects

United States

American Psychological Association Responsible Conduct of Research

National Institutes of Health: Research Integrity
Please click here to view the NIH Policies and Procedures for Promoting Scientific Integrity.

External Training Resources 

Tri-council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2) Online Tutorial
Successful completion of the TCPS-2 Course on Research Ethics (CORE) is now required of all researchers seeking ethical clearance from CUREB A/B. This tutorial is compatible with Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer.

CITI Program Responsible Conduct of Research Training
Please note that there is a fee for service training programs.

Panel on Responsible Conduct of Research (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC)

  • Webinar: An Introduction to the Tri-Agency Framework- Responsible Conduct of Research

Portage: Research and Data Integrity Resources

Office of Research Integrity

National Institutes of Health: Responsible Conduct of Research—Training SOP

Publications and Additional Resources

Susan V. Zimmerman B.A., B.C.L., LL.B., LL.M. & Karen Wallace B.Sc., D.E.C. (2013) Promoting Responsible Conduct of Research: A Canadian Perspective, Accountability in Research, 20(5-6), 395-402.

 Cochrane, L., Boulander. R.F., Sheikheldin, G.H., Song, G. (2018) The Case for Local Ethics Oversight in International Development Research, Ethics and International Development Research, 1(1).

 DuBois, J.M.and Dueker, J.M. (2009) Teaching and Assessing the Responsible Conduct of Research: A Delphi Consensus Panel Report , J Res Adm. 2009 Fall; 40(1): 49–70.

Rossouw, Theresa M., van Zyl, Christa, & Pope, Anne. (2014). Responsible conduct of research: Global trends, local opportunitiesSouth African Journal of Science110(1-2), 1-6.