Core requirements are completion of 4 core sessions and 1 from the optional sessions over a two year period. Faculty members who complete the requirements will receive a letter of acknowledgement for use in their tenure and promotion file.

Core sessions Core 1: Research Integrity

This session can be completed at any time by registering through UMLearn.

This interactive self-study online course offers comprehensive training in responsible research conduct and best practice.

There are 8 core modules, with 7 supplementary modules. Each module of the course contains text, interactive learning activities, real cases, problem solving and more. Participants will be working at their own pace and will be introduced to up-to-date, wide-ranging resources including institutional and federal links related to the responsibilities of a researcher. The approximate duration of the course is 5 hours.

Core Modules
•    Good research conduct
•    Irresponsible research practices
•    Planning your research
•    Managing and recording your research
•    Data selection, analysis and presentation
•    Scholarly publication
•    Professional responsibilities
•    Communication, social responsibility and impact

Supplementary Modules
•    Conflicts of interest
•    Responsible conduct of research with human participants
•    The care and use of animals in research
•    Intellectual property
•    Export controls
•    Biosafety
•    Controlled goods program

Register on UM Learn

Login, choose Self-Register, choose Research Integrity.

Core sessions Core 2: Managing Research Grants

October 20, 2023, 1-3 p.m.
Microsoft Teams (Virtual)

This session will focus on steps you have to take once you’ve received a notice of award. Are you actually free to access funds immediately and what to do if you need early access? Information on managing research funds against the various terms and conditions agencies can have regarding allocation of funding and reporting requirements will be provided as well as eligible costs for Tri-Agency funding.

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Core sessions Core 4: Converting Research into Innovation - Intellectual Property and Partnering with Industry

January 19, 2024, 1-3 p.m.
Microsoft Teams (Virtual)

This session will cover how research advances can lead to economic development including a discussion on the various types of intellectual property and how to identify and capture value from them. There will also be discussion of how to attract and retain industry partners in collaborative research projects.

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Optional sessions Option 1: Comprehensive Support and Services for International Activities

February 16, 2024, 1-3 p.m.
Microsoft Teams (Virtual)

Research Services and the International Centre will provide an overview of their services for faculty, staff and students related to international relations. Session topics include partnership development, the international agreement process and how UM supports registered students from pre‐arrival to graduation.

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Optional sessions Option 2: Understanding Research Ethics and Privacy Legislation

March 1, 2024, 1-3 p.m.
Microsoft Teams (Virtual)

    These sessions will include a brief overview of research ethics and privacy legislation, including helpful tips and best practices to ensure compliance with provincial privacy laws (PHIA and FIPPA) and federal (TCPS) guidelines. Participants will learn more about the Research Ethics Board timelines and how to create a well prepared ethics submission.

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    Optional sessions Option 3: Navigating Clinical Trials & Data Sharing Agreements with Affiliate Health Institutions

    April 12, 2024, 1-3 p.m.
    Microsoft Teams (Virtual)

    This session will help to prepare you for the potential issues that arise when your project requires collaboration with affiliated hospitals and health authorities. Advance preparation is key! Participants will learn about the considerations and best practices for successfully administering the project.

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    Core 1 can be completed any time by registering through UM Learn. Select "Self-Registration", then "Research Integrity."

    Register for core sessions 2, 3 or 4 or optional sessions

    Individuals have two years to complete all the core sessions and the one optional session. For any questions regarding your record of sessions completed, please contact

    Core Sessions

    Core 2 - Session selection
    Fort Garry Campus
    Bannatyne Campus
    November 25, 2022 1:00 – 3:00 pm
    January 20, 2023 1:00 – 3:00 pm

    Optional Sessions

    Option 1 - Session selection
    Option 2 - Session selection
    Option 3 - Session selection

    Contact us

    Office of the Vice-President (Research and International)
    Room 410/406 Administration Building
    66 Chancellor's Circle
    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
    Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada