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Academic Integrity & Responsible Conduct of Research

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As a graduate student at the University of Calgary, you are expected to maintain high standards of integrity in your coursework and research.
It is your responsibility to be familiar with university regulations, standards for academic conduct, and norms for responsible conduct of research in your discipline. The responsible conduct of research is a responsibility of all researchers.
Ethics Approval and Biosafety Training
If your research or study involves human subjects, the proposed research/study must be reviewed and approved by the University of Calgary Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics Board (CFREB) or the Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board (CHREB). Since applying for the Ethics Approval can sometimes take weeks up to months, it is best that you plan for this application as early as possible to avoid any delays. Remember, you must obtain the Ethics Approval before you can conduct your research.
Before applying for ethics approval, you must successfully complete the Tri-Council CORE tutorial.
If your research or study involves animals, your care and use must be approved an Animal Care Committee before your research begins.
If your research or study involves biohazards, your Principle Investigator must hold a Biosafety Permit from the Biosafety Committee for the handling/storage of biohazards and you must complete biosafety training.
A copy of the Ethics Approvals pertaining to the research in your thesis must be submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies as a separate supporting document. Do not include it in your thesis
Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct
The University of Calgary Calendar defines plagiarism as “submitting or presenting work as if it were the student’s own work when it is not. Any ideas or materials taken from another source written, electronic, or oral must be fully and formally acknowledged.”
Graduate students are expected to be familiar with the appropriate mechanisms for acknowledging the use of published or other works, and must adhere to these practices in their coursework, thesis and other academic works. Failure to do so could result in failing an assignment or course, failing the thesis examination, or expulsion from the university.
Allegations of academic misconduct in a graduate course are investigated by the Faculty offering the course. Allegations of academic misconduct in a thesis or other work of a graduate student are investigated by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Library and Cultural Resources provides excellent, up to date information on copyright issues.