Mitacs partners with academic institutions in all provinces across Canada and respects each institution’s own unique policies with regards to research integrity. Everyone involved in research projects supported by Mitacs programs must adhere to the Canadian host academic institution’s policies on conduct of research and scholarly activities. This includes, but is not limited to, policies on research involving human and animal subjects, as well as policies relating to undergraduate research, graduate studies, industry collaborations, and postdoctoral appointments.
Anyone who alleges research misconduct in a Mitacs-supported project must report these allegations to the Canadian host academic institutions. Allegations will be handled by host academic institutions in accordance with their own policies and processes. If any information is brought to the attention of Mitacs relating to alleged research misconduct, Mitacs will forward the information to the Canadian host academic institution.
If an academic institution determines that a program participant has engaged in research misconduct, that individual may be subject to further actions by Mitacs. Mitacs requires host academic institutions to report established incidents of research misconduct to Mitacs.
Everyone conducting research supported by Mitacs programs must also comply with applicable government regulation and legislation. These include, but are not limited to the following: