Scientific and technological investigations and applications must be undertaken with integrity through the use of rigorous methods. Participating students must ensure that the involvement of people as participants in their research is always fully justified and if so, there is a duty to protect the wellbeing, dignity and privacy of individuals. The welfare of any animals that are subject to investigation must always be respected and likewise any experimentation carried out in the natural environment must avoid having adverse impacts.

All students and teachers must read the guidelines and policies on the Youth Science Canada web site under Introduction to Ethics and Ethics Policy Directory.