Community on Research Ethics and Scientific Integrity (CERIS) 

Historical

The Research Ethics and Scientific Integrity Community (CERIS) is actually a responsible conduct of research community. It is an expansion of the Colloquium on Research Ethics and Scientific Integrity.

The colloquium on research ethics and scientific integrity was established in 2003 as one of the activities of the Quebec Respiratory Health Training Program (PFSRQ).

It is thanks to a grant awarded in 2003 by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) as part of the Strategic Initiative for Training in Health Research (STIHR) that the Training Program in Respiratory Health of Quebec (PFSRQ) was born.

It is within the framework of this program that Dr Bruno Awissi initiated and led the organization of the Colloquium on Research Ethics and Scientific Integrity, an event which has taken place every 2 years since 2003.

 In 2021, with the revitalization of the website, it appeared that additional activities may emerge: various activities to promote responsible conduct in research, announcement of research ethics and scientific integrity meetings scheduled in Canada, list certain documents relevant to responsible conduct of research, official or specific to a few institutions in Canada.

The name “Community on Research Ethics and Scientific Integrity (CERIS)”, understood as “Responsible conduct of research”, covers these new activities and the organization of the Symposium. The Community is open to anyone interested in research ethics and scientific integrity.

Mission of CERIS

  • Help promote responsible conduct of research
  • Contribute to the advancement of knowledge in responsible conduct of research.

Vision of CERIS

Provide an independent platform allowing people and organizations associated with research to freely discuss the issues of responsible conduct of research, in an environment free as much as possible from bias and conflicts of interest and respecting the continuing education guides of different participating professional bodies.