Academics, Technology and Research Services



Academic Success Centre (St. George) and Academic Skills Centre (Mississauga)

St. George: Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College Street
Mississauga: New North Building, Room 3251

The Academic Success Centre and Academic Skills Centre hold workshops and one-on-one sessions designed to help you improve your academic skills.



Research Consultation Services (U of T)

The Gerstein Science Information Centre offers consultation services about your choice of database, your search strategy, specialized electronic and print resources, and available Internet resources or research for a paper or presentation.  Students may request a consultation appointment at the Gerstein Information Desk, by phone 416-978-2280 or by email to



Graduate Centre for Academic Communication (GCAC)

The GCAC provides professional development to graduate students who wish to improve their oral and written communication skills.  The Office offers individual consultations and a range of workshops and non-credit courses for both native and non-native speakers of English.  The program is not an editing service.  It aims to teach students to express their ideas precisely, edit their work effectively, and present their research confidently.


Faculty of Medicine Research Office

This FMRO site provides varied information on research ethics and includes a listing of ethics workshops and a schedule of upcoming brown bag ethics discussions at the Medical Sciences Building.  It also provides links to the Faculty of Medicine’s policies on Ethical Research and Guidelines to Address Research Misconduct. Also of the utmost importance are the University of Toronto Research Policies and Guidelines.  The Department requires that all students review the “University of Toronto Framework to Address Allegations of Research Misconduct”.


Intellectual Property Guidelines

The Intellectual Property Guidelines, produced by the School of Graduate Studies, are designed specifically for graduate students and their research supervisors.   These guidelines are intended to address issues, which arise in the most varied of circumstances, across all divisions of U of T.   Issues such as who owns the data, who should benefit from the results, and who should be the primary author are addressed.


Research Involving Human Subjects: SGS Student Guide on Ethical Conduct

U of T requires that all graduate student and faculty research involving human subjects be reviewed and approved by the relevant institutional Research Ethics Board before work can begin.  Although research methodologies differ, the fundamental ethical issues and principles in research involving human subjects are common across all disciplines.  The standards that must be met are set out in the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (1998).



The Ethics Office (Research and International Relations)

The Ethics Review Office at the University of Toronto provides information for faculty and students conducting research with human or animal subjects, or using biohazards. Their policies on ethical conduct in research and conflict of interest are useful to all U of T researchers.  There are links to information on whether or not your research needs to be reviewed, when and how to apply, and whether or not your research qualifies for expedited review.  There is also information relevant to informed consent documents and an ethics review committee checklist.