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Research Policies and Procedures

Research policies

Researchers must follow a wide range of university and external guidelines in carrying out their work. Make sure you are aware of any specific SFU policies that can affect your research. SFU Research Policies cover Grants and Contract, Research Review Committees, Intellectual Property, Research Institutes, and Research Personnel. 

Research ethics

Simon Fraser University is committed to ensuring the highest level of ethical conduct for research involving human subjects. It is crucial for graduate researchers to be informed of all SFU research ethics policies and regulations.

Visit the Office of Research Ethics prior to conducting any research involving human subjects.

SFU researchers must follow the ethical guidelines outlined in the Tri-Council Policy Statement, Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans 2, (the TCPS2).

Responsible conduct of research

See the Office of Research Services (ORS) Responsible conduct of research page for additional information on ethical standards in research and scholarship.

See also: SFU Policy on Integrity in Research and Misconduct in Research - R60.01

Research safety

See SFU Safety and Risk Services Research safety page for important safety  considerations for researchers. Check the Resources page for a collection of information sheets, protocols, manuals, operating procedures, etc. If you need help, see the list of 24/7 Emergency Contacts.