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.


Participants will be amazed at the many strategies used to keep them motivated and engaged with the content presented, such as tables, a variety of activities, questions, real case scenarios, problem solving and more.

This course is highly interactive; participants are provided with immediate feedback on all activities. The content is practical and covers all of the areas researchers deal with on a daily basis and more. The videos are high quality and adapt to different types 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 UM expectations for integrity and responsibility in research

Each module of the course consists of a series of 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 consists of four to five 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 and plagiarism. It also covers 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

This course is delivered through the UM Learn learning platform.


Graduate students

Graduate students must register for GRAD 7300 in Aurora before accessing the course in UM Learn. Please refer to the Faculty of Graduate Studies Academic Guide Section 2.6.

If you have questions, please contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies at

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All other users

All others may self-register in UM Learn by following the instructions in the PDF linked below.

If you have questions, please contact the Office of the Vice-President, Research and International at

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University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada