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Ethics, Safety and Research Conduct

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy work and learning environment for its faculty, staff, students and research participants, and to ensuring the protection of the external community and the environment.

The university has policies and procedures to ensure that research is conducted in a safe, ethical and responsible manner. These include policies governing research involving humans, the use of animals, radiation and laser safety, and biosafety. The university also ensures that researchers follow provincial, federal and international guidelines, regulations and legislation. 

The Office of Research Services supports the research community to enable the highest standards of research. The office’s Research Ethics Co-ordinator offers one-on-one consultation with researchers, and maintains four review committees:

All research and teaching involving humans, animals or controlled goods undertaken at the university or conducted by university faculty, students and staff must be reviewed and approved.

Research may begin only once all university approvals/certifications, institutional requirements or governmental authorizations are obtained.

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