Handbook for Research
Section V: Research Training and Supervision
Predoctoral students in their first full year of the PhD or MST program are expected to participate in a mandatory series of seminars that deal with issues in research ethics such as plagiarism, record-keeping, data analysis and presentation, the danger of selfdelusion, presenting "unwelcome" results to preceptors, publication and authorship questions, use of animals and human subjects in research, and the peer review process.
Each pre- and postdoctoral training program sub-area is expected to include sessions on scientific values in their seminar and/or journal club programs. These sessions reinforce the initial exposure of predoctoral students to ethical issues and give postdoctoral fellows the opportunity to discuss ethical problems they encounter in the conduct of research.