Research Integrity Online Course

The University of Manitoba is committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality, thoroughness and integrity in all aspects of research. We are pleased to offer to our students and faculty the new U of M Research Integrity online course.

In this course participants will have an opportunity to learn the principles and professional responsibilities of what doing good research implies.

Participants will be exposed within a highly interactive environment to practical advice on how to deal with the challenging situations in which they may find themselves doing research within their own area of expertise, along with the latest standards, codes and policies in the responsible conduct of research both locally and on a global basis.

This course is highly interactive. Participants will be amazed at the many strategies used to keep them motivated and engaged with the content presented: tables, different kinds of activities, questions, real case scenarios, problem solving, etc. Participants are also provided with immediate feedback on all of these activities. The content is practical and covers all the areas researchers deal with on a daily basis….and more. The videos are high quality and adapt to different type of learning styles.

At the end of this course participants will:

• Know the basics of Responsible Conduct of  Research
• Know where to get more information
• Know where to report allegations of Research misconduct
• Know the U of M expectations for integrity and responsibility in research

Each Module of the course consists of a series of screens (web pages) containing text, video and technology-enhanced learning activities. There are five disciplinary areas that can be studied.

1) Arts and humanities
2) Biomedical sciences
3) Engineering and technology
4) Natural and physical sciences
5) Social and behavioural sciences

Each module is made up of 4-5 hours of online content plus an optional 25-32 hours of associated activities which will cover, among other topics, real cases of Serious Research Misconduct such as Fabrication, Falsification, Plagiarism and Questionable Research Practices such as Failure to keep records, mismanagement of data, ghost or guest authorship, improper acknowledgements, improper practice in presenting data, imagery, raising false expectations, etc.

This Course is delivered through the U of M Desire2Learn (D2L) learning platform. To enroll in the course, please SELF-REGISTER in D2L by following the  instructions in this link.

SELF-REGISTER for the U of M Desire2Learn (D2L) learning platform by following the instructions in this link.


Research Integrity Online Course Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)