The LearnJCU Higher Degree by Research Students Organisation contains two suites of Epigeum research integrity modules. In the first, Epigeum Research Integrity Additional Modules, you will find the compulsory ethics module that you must complete if you have not attended the face to face workshop during the GRS induction week. The compulsory module is titled “Research Integrity: Concise (core course)”. You must go through this module and undertake the end of course quiz to satisfy the requirements of the Compulsory Component (if you have not attended the face to face workshop).
In addition, you may also undertake other elements of this module and the other module titled Epigeum Research Integrity Modules, where you will find a range of material relevant to the broad topic of research ethics and integrity. You are encouraged to undertake these courses, and may count them towards the Elective Component of RD7003, should they be relevant to your research degree program and your career aspirations.
The topics available via the Epigeum modules including human subjects protections, humane use and care of animals in research, conflict of interest, safety and health and intellectual property, as well as specific ethics training in various disciplinary areas such as biomedical sciences, natural and physical sciences, engineering and technology, social and behavioural sciences and arts and humanities. You are strongly encouraged to undertake this elective training. Each individual course will take around three hours, so for each course taken you may count three hours.
Historically, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have been the subject of much research, the vast majority of which was undertaken by non-Indigenous people. Communities were not always aware that they were the subject of a research project, there was little benefit to the communities from the research and in some cases researchers assumed ownership of what was traditional knowledge.
This module has been developed to enable participants to:
Please note that if you are intending to undertake the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Ethics Module, you will need to be enrolled in the Smart Sparrow platform. Here are some details:
Minimum Browser Requirements
How the Modules Work