This includes research undertaken by staff, students, visiting staff, associates, contractors and consultants.  

Implementing ethical principles

In order to embed these principles, and recognizing its obligations to the wider research community, to the funders of research and to society as a whole to uphold the integrity of academic research, the Great Lakes is committed to executing the principles and commitments of the Canadian Treaty to support research integrity (2012). The Canadian Treaty’s five commitments are:
  • Preserving the highest standards of consistency and integrity in all aspects of research
  • Guaranteeing that research is executed according to appropriate ethical, legal and professional frameworks, obligations and standards
  • Supporting a research environment that is reinforced by a culture of integrity and based on decent governance, finest preparation and support for the development of researchers
  • Using transparent, robust and just procedures to deal with allegations of research misconduct should they arise
  • Working together to strengthen the integrity of research and to reviewing progress regularly and openly.

Key Policies

  • Code of Practice for Research – presents the guiding principles and standards of good practice in research across all subject disciplines and fields of study in the university
  • Procedures for Investigating Research Misconduct - documents the procedures that the university will adhere to when investigating any allegation of research misconduct
  • Research Ethics Policy - encouraging a high-quality research and enterprise culture, with the highest possible standards of integrity and practice
  • Academic Regulations for Research Awards - the framework and criteria in the assessment, examination and awarding of a university research award.