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Office of Ethics + Compliance

If researchers are working with human participants, or animals, or will be dealing with radioactive or biohazardous materials, proper certification must be obtained before research may begin.

McGill follows strict research integrity standards. Alongside this, McGill cultivates and reinforces a culture that enables its members to identify and resolve conflicts of interest with the support and guidance of the administration and their units.

The Ethics + Compliance section of the website includes research involving animals, research involving humans, and information on regulations and safety:

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Research Involving Animals

Millions of human and animal lives have been saved, improved and extended thanks to the results of humane scientific research that has relied upon animals at various stages.

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Research Involving Humans

Ethics review and approval of research involving humans must be obtained before any recruitment or data collection occurs.

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Regulations + Safety

Important information and resources concerning health and safety, export controls and controlled goods, classifies info and security clearances, and conflicts of interest.

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