Undertake the research integrity course with Epigeum.
ECU are developing a formal approach to reflect our alignment and application of the Australian Code for Responsible Conduct of Research (the Code). The development of this University approach to research integrity includes three core areas of Research Integrity:
These core areas are reinforced by three institutional supports including:
The Code sets out responsibilities for both institutions and researchers to provide or undertake professional learning:Undertake and promote education and training in responsible research conduct.
|Institutional Responsibilities||Researcher Responsibilities|
|R4||Provide ongoing training and education that promotes and supports responsible research conduct for all researchers and those in other relevant roles.||R16||Undertake and promote education and training in responsible research conduct.|
|R5||Ensure supervisors of research trainees have the appropriate skills, qualifications and resources.|
ECU offers all staff and HDR students access to a comprehensive, online Research Integrity Professional Learning (RIPL) program developed by Epigeum.
This program identifies the principles and responsibilities required of every researcher throughout the research process, from planning through to publication, providing practical guidance on dealing with complex issues.
This interactive, online programme incorporates the values and obligations of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, 2018, alongside up-to-date examples, scenarios and case studies.
Suitable for postgraduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and researchers across all major disciplines, along with professional staff who support research, the program delivers comprehensive training to minimise the risk of integrity breaches, increase confidence in published works, and support funding agency requirements.
This training is designed to:
The program should take approximately four hours to complete and can be done in more than one session. The course structure and modules are:
|Core Modules||Optional Modules|
|The Responsible Conduct of Research||Conflicts of Interest|
|When Things Go Wrong: Breaches of the Code||Responsible Conduct of Human Participants Research|
|Planning Your Research||The Care and Use of Animals in Research|
|Managing and Recording Your Research||Intellectual Property|
|Data Selection, Analysis and Presentation||Export Controls|
|Communication and Social Responsibility|
All research staff and students are strongly encouraged to complete the training and regular updates on completion rates will be provided to each School’s leadership team and the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research.
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