All parties involved in research projects supported by Mitacs programs must adhere to the Canadian host university’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, university-industry collaborations, and postdoctoral appointments.

Mitacs partners with universities in all provinces across Canada and respects that each institution has its own unique policies for handling allegations of research misconduct. Any party who alleges research misconduct in a Mitacs-supported project must report their allegation to the Canadian host university. The allegation will be handled by the host university in accordance with its own policies and processes.

If the university determines that a party has engaged in research misconduct, the party may be subject to further penalties by Mitacs.

All parties undertaking research supported through Mitacs programs must also comply with applicable government regulation and legislation. These include, but are not limited to: