Integrity and Ethics - Scholarly Essentials

convocationAcademic integrity in research and scholarship is an indispensible element of the scholarly enterprise. As stated in the Tri-Agency Framework1 the quality and benefits of research are dependent upon “…duties of honest and thoughtful inquiry, rigorous analysis, commitment to the dissemination of research results, and adherence to the use of professional standards.” Memorial University expects that all scholarship carried out under its authority is performed in full compliance with current standards of conduct. Every researcher, graduate students included, must understand and maintain the highest standards expected in intellectual inquiry.

You have reached the final page of this web site. Should you encounter an ethical dilemma during your program, in addition to the resources provided here, ensure you avail of the expertise and guidance that your supervisor/advisor can provide. Your graduate program is a unique opportunity which will shape your life in many ways. We wish you the utmost success in your program and future endeavours.


The information contained in this website is, in part, adapted from the School of Graduate Studies’ Graduate Research Integrity Program (GRIP). GRIP was created in consultation with representatives from academic and administrative units across the University.

1Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research, 2011.


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