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The Graduate Research Induction Program (GRIP) is an online training program for all new ECU research students. It provides essential information to get you started on your research journey.

GRIP has 7 modules:

  1. Getting started
  2. Getting organized
  3. Working with your supervisor
  4. Searching the literature
  5. Confirmation of candidature
  6. Literature Review and Research Methodology
  7. Responsible research

You can start GRIP at any time, but it’s best to begin as soon as possible. You’ll be required to complete GRIP prior to your confirmation of candidature.

To satisfy the requirements of confirmation of candidature you’ll need to complete all 7 unit quizzes, in order. When you’ve finished quiz 7 you’ll receive a Statement of Completion. This statement should be submitted with the other required documents for your research proposal application for approval.

Accessing GRIP

GRIP is currently located within the GRS Programs blackboard site.

To access GRIP:

  • log into BlackBoard;
  • type GRS Programs into the Community Site Search box (located on the lower left-hand side of the page);
  • when the search results show the unit GRS Programs click on the arrow next to the site number (far left hand side), then click Enrol from the drop own menu, then Submit and OK to confirm your enrolment;
  • GRS Programs will now appear in the list under My Communities and you will have access to GRIP within that community site.

Note that the enrolment process is only for the first time you access the site; once you have enrolled, the site should automatically appear in My Communities whenever you log into BlackBoard.

If you accessed and completed an earlier version of GRIP (Prior to February 2017) please contact if you need support.


If you’d like to sit down with someone who can walk you through the login process and show you around GRIP please make an appointment to see a Peer Adviser at the SOAR Centre.

If you’re experiencing difficulties accessing GRIP or have a query regarding content, please contact Graduate Research Services.

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