Research integrity training
Research integrity online training (RIOT) is the University's research integrity training community
I thought it would be just another mostly science-focussed course, but it was the first that has ever properly made me aware of how research integrity issues apply to my discipline. RIOT community member
RIOT is the University's Research Integrity Online Training course, available to all University staff and students.
RIOT covers the principles of research integrity and their application to the planning, conducting and reporting of research. RIOT also presents other aspects of the responsible conduct of research including human research ethics, the care and use of animals in research, and the broad societal responsibilities of research.
RIOT is made up of five discipline-based courses, a number of mini-quizzes that test your knowledge, a list of research integrity resources, and one final RIOT Quiz. In order to successfully complete RIOT you need to pass the RIOT Quiz.
- How do I join RIOT
RIOT is an online community available through the Learning Management System (LMS).
If you are a graduate researcher (PhD or master by research), you will be automatically enrolled in RIOT. When you log into the LMS, it should appear in the list of communities on the right hand side of the screen.
Congratulations, you can now access the RIOT community!
- How to use the RIOT
- Completing RIOT prior to confirmation
All graduate researchers (PhDs and master by research, excluding honours and masters by coursework) enrolling from semester 2 2016 must complete the online component of RIOT prior to confirmation. For full time students, confirmation usually occurs between 6 and 12 months from the commencement of candidature.
In order to complete RIOT, view the online RIOT course most relevant to your area of study, then successfully complete the final multiple choice RIOT quiz. To successfully complete the quiz and receive a certificate, you must get greater than 80% of your answers correct. For more information about the confirmation process, see the Graduate Research Hub.
- Technical support
Upcoming workshops will be announced in the RIOT online community, so make sure you have joined RIOT.
Rather than a lecture on principles, these workshops are a discussion of real-world examples and practical advice for responsible research. A resource pack is also provided to participants to use to help them follow their research practice.