Research integrity training

Curtin is strengthening its research culture as it pursues its objective to be a research-intensive university that attracts and retains iconic scholars who undertake high-impact research that changes lives. Curtin’s status as a research-intensive university will be determined by the quality, scale and significance of its research. Each researcher at Curtin has a role in achieving our strategic research objectives.

The Research Integrity Professional Development program was developed by Epigeum, a leading publisher of online courses. It has been developed for the Australian legal and policy environment and implemented in several Australian universities. The Curtin Research Integrity Professional Development program has also been customised to Curtin’s policy environment.

The program is offered in five discipline areas:

  • Art and Humanities
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Natural and Physical Sciences
  • Social and Behavioural Sciences

You need to complete the program in only one discipline area.

Do I need to complete the training?

Please refer to the table below to see if you are required to complete the Research Integrity training module.

CategoryDo I need to complete the training?
Academic fixed term and continuing staff (including staff at international campuses)Yes
Adjunct academic staff and emeritus professors who co-supervise students completing a research component in their courseYes
Supervisors for joint/cotutelle degreesYes
Enrolled HDR students (including students at international campuses)Yes
Postgraduate coursework students with a research component >25% of the course or >50 credit points whichever is greater (eg a research component of 50 points in a 100 point course will be required to do the training as the research component is 50%)Yes
Non-academic staff conducting research in humans or animalsYes
Undergraduate studentsNo
Adjunct professors who do not co-supervise HDR studentsNo
Emeritus professors who do not co-supervise HDR studentsNo

When do I need to complete the training?

Staff who commenced before the 31 December 2014 must complete the training by 30 June 2015.

Staff who commenced after the 1 January 2015 must complete the training within the first six months of their employment.

Students who were enrolled before the 30 June 2014 must complete the training by 31 December 2014.

Students who enrolled after the 1 July 2014 must complete the training before candidacy.

All staff and students applying for human or animal research ethics must complete the training prior to submission.

How do I access the training?

Students can access the Research Integrity training through Blackboard. If you do not have access to the training email GRS.Training@curtin.edu.au to request training.

Staff can access the Research Integrity training through iPerform. If you do not have access to the training you can add it to your training list in iPerform by selecting “browse training” from the main page. Instructions can be found in the FAQs below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please refer to our Research Integrity Training FAQs for assistance with the following:

  • I can’t see the training in iPerform
  • How do I print my certificate?
  • The module won’t open
  • How do I see what answers I got wrong?