Simon Fraser University policies and procedures concerning university research ethics review

SFU Policies and Procedures: Ethics Review of Research Involving Human Subjects

Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans

World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki (Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects)


Simon Fraser University policies and procedures and British Columbia provincial legislation pertaining to employment

SFU Policies and Procedures: Employment of Personnel Funded from Research

British Columbia Employment Standards Act


Policies, guidelines, and resources concerning collaborative research endeavours involving laboratory resources and research conducted in collaboration with laboratory personnel

The ENGRAMMETRON has been conceived and designed first and foremost to pursue research in mathematics education, with special emphasis on encouraging and promoting collaborative research in this area, and in educational neuroscience more generally. Naturally, the aim of our research is to anticipate and pursue matters that can have positive and significant impacts on educational practice, the sooner the better. Nevertheless, in initiating a new area of educational research, it is important also to note that pursuing avenues of pure research typically lead to practical benefits that often would have been inconceivable otherwise. Indeed, a recent study suggests that pure, or so-called "blue-sky", research leads to greater practical benefits than applied research.

Collaborations are encouraged especially in the following areas:

  • Problem solving
  • Cognition and emotion
  • Representational modalities
  • Instructional design
  • Learning

Collaborations should typically involve laboratory participation in at least three of the following five areas:

  • Idea generation
  • Experimental design
  • Data acquisition and analysis
  • Interpretation and write-up
  • Support and funding

For those interested in discussing potential collaborations, please contact Stephen (Sen) Campbell.


Policies, guidelines, and resources concerning authorship and co-authorship of academic papers resulting from collaborative research endeavours involving laboratory resources and in association with laboratory personnel

Educational research is a fledgling new area of educational research that in large part is resulting from a synthesis of theories and methods from educational psychology and cognitive neuroscience. It's genesis being multidisciplinary in nature calls for collaboration. The products of collaboration typically result in publications involving joint authorship. This page provides some preliminary guidelines in this regard.

Baigioli, M., Crane, J., Derish, P., Gruber, M., Drummond, R., & Horton, R. (1999). CSE task force on authorship: Draft white paper. Council of Science Editors.

Cottingham, K. (2001). The ethics of authorship: Feature overview -- How should authorship be decided? Science Next Wave, 30 March 2001.

Cho, M. & McKee, M. (2002). Authorship in biomedical research: Realities and expectations. Science Next Wave, 1, March, 2002.

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (2006, February). Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals: Writing and editing for biomedical publication -- Ethical considerations in the conduct and reporting of research: Authorship and contributorship.