Academic Integrity

​It is essential to learn about academic integrity during your graduate career in order to ensure that you adhere to McGill policies and know your rights and responsibilities as a researcher, course instructor, TA and/or author. SKILLSETS offers workshops to help you avoid common pitfalls and issues that graduate students face related to academic integrity, such as data sharing, unintentional plagiarism or establishing author order. Who determines authorship and authorship order on a publication? What are the rules about data collection and analysis? When is it okay to omit some data results from my analysis? This workshop invites you to examine these issues of academic integrity at McGill and in the broader context. You will be given the opportunity to interact with faculty members and other graduate students to discuss and debate real cases involving ethical dilemmas.

 

Workshop Description 

At this an annual one-day workshop we examine issues of academic integrity at McGill and in the broader context. You, other graduate students and faculty members discuss and debate real cases involving ethical dilemmas, such as: Who determines authorship and authorship order on a publication? What are the rules about data collection and analysis? When is it okay to omit some data results from my analysis?

Discussion Topics

Previous workshops have featured discussion topics such as: 

  • Exploring Authorship and Research Ownership: Participants learn about broader integrity contexts, and then delve into real cases of plagiarism, authorship, and data falsification in academic research.
  • How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Responsible Conduct of Research: What is responsible conduct of research? How is it different from research integrity, or research misconduct? What is the Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research and why should I care? What are the Secretariat and Panel on Responsible Conduct of Research, and how can they ruin (or facilitate) my research career? This presentation will seek to put an end to your worries and familiarize you with (almost) everything you need to know about responsible conduct of research. Watch the full 2018 keynote address by Susan Zimmerman

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand broad issues of authorship, plagiarism, and data falsification in academic research
  • Understand issues of research integrity at the graduate level for both professors and students
  • Discuss and debate actions that are appropriate to different disciplines and levels
  • Discuss and debate ramifications of research integrity issues on academic research
  • Discuss different policies and outcomes of faculty and student research integrity issues

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