Research Integrity Online Training
Research Integrity Online Training (RIOT) is the University's training community available to all University staff and students.
About Research Integrity Online Training: RIOT
The Research Integrity Online Training (RIOT) covers the principles of research integrity and their application to the planning, conducting and reporting of research. The content is aligned with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, providing reference to the most recent policy and guidelines, as well as specific University of Melbourne policy and support links.
The training moves through each stage of the research process over 8 modules:
- The Responsible Conduct of Research
- When Things Go Wrong: Breaches of the Code
- Planning your Research
- Managing and Recording Your Research
- Data Selection, Analysis and Presentation
- Scholarly Publication
- Professional Responsibilities
- Communication and Social Responsibility
At the end of each module there is an application activity and a 10-question quiz to consolidate your learning. In order to successfully complete RIOT, you must achieve a minimum of 80% on each quiz.
How do I join RIOT
RIOT is an online community available to staff and students via the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS).
All University of Melbourne staff and students wanting to access RIOT must self-enrol into the training via the Communities Catalog, which can be accessed here. Follow the prompted steps and the Research Integrity Online Training will then appear under the communities tab in your Canvas LMS.
If you do not have a University of Melbourne login but you supervise a University of Melbourne graduate researcher, are a member of one of the University's ethics committees, or are a member the Research Integrity Advisor Network and you would like to access RIOT, please email email@example.com with the following details:
- Preferred email address for log in details
- Full name
- Reason for required access
- Student ID number for graduate researcher you are supervising (if applicable).
An email will be sent to you once your access has been approved and an account has been created. Follow the link to activate your account, and you will be prompted to set up a password. You will have access to the University’s Learning Management System (LMS) and the Research Integrity Online Training. Please note: the external user account expires after 12 months.
How to use RIOT
Once you have managed to access the Research Integrity Online Training community via the Canvas LMS, make your way through the modules in a sequential fashion, completing the 10-question quiz at the end of every module. Please note, in order to successfully complete RIOT you are required to achieve a minimum of 80% on each of the 8 quizzes.
Throughout the modules, there are ‘UoM context’ pods located on the right-hand side of the pages which contain important links to the University of Melbourne context, policies and resources. Please read through these sections carefully and take note of them as important references.
It is estimated that this training program will take you approximately 4 hours to complete. You are welcome to leave the modules at any time and come back to them at your convenience.
How do I access my completion certificate?
Once you have successfully completed the quiz at the end of each of the eight modules (with a score of 8/10 or higher), you have completed the RIOT Course. You will then need to return to the Communities Catalog log in and Research Integrity Online Training will appear in the Completed tab. Click the Download button to retrieve your completion certificate.
Completing RIOT prior to confirmation
All graduate researchers (PhD’s and masters by research, excluding honours and masters by coursework) must successfully complete the University’s Research Integrity Online Training prior to confirmation. For full time students, confirmation usually occurs between 6 and 12 months from the commencement of candidature.
In order to complete the Research Integrity Online Training, move through the modules and complete the 10 question quiz at the end of each module. To successfully pass, you must achieve at least 80% correct answers on each quiz. For more information about the confirmation process, see the Graduate Research Hub.
Previous version of RIOT available via the Blackboard LMS
Until the 30 May 2020, the previous version of the University’s Research Integrity Online Training will remain available via the Blackboard LMS. Students and staff who have already completed the prior version of the training on the Blackboard LMS will need to download the training completion certificate from the Blackboard LMS prior to the 30 May 2020, if not already done so.
If you are a graduate researcher and have started the previous version of the Research Integrity Online Training in the Blackboard LMS, and are unsure which version of the training to complete, we encourage you to follow these guidelines:
If you have commenced but not finished the previous training course on Blackboard LMS and your confirmation date is before 30 March 2020, you are encouraged to finish that course in Blackboard LMS for confirmation.
If you have commenced but not finished the previous training course on Blackboard LMS and your confirmation date is after 30 March 2020, you are encouraged to either finish that course in Blackboard LMS or complete the new training course on Canvas LMS for confirmation. If you have not commenced the previous training course on Blackboard LMS, you are encouraged to complete the new training course on Canvas LMS.