Research Integrity

The University of Manitoba is committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality, thoroughness and integrity in all aspects of research.  We are pleased to offer to our students and faculty the Research Integrity online course, delivered through the UMLearn learning platform.

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

This course is offered by the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International).  It was developed by Epigeum, a division of Oxford University Press, through a unique process of global collaboration between world-class subject experts, partner institutions, and in-house specialists.  The course has been adapted to cover the Canadian context, as well as the specific University of Manitoba environment.

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 Humans Participants 
  • The Care and Use of Animals in Research
  • Intellectual Property
  • Export Controls
  • Biosafety 
  • Controlled Goods Program

Graduate Students must register for GRAD 7300 in Aurora prior to accessing the course in UMLearn. Please refer to the Faculty of Graduate Studies Academic Guide Section 2.6. If you have questions, please contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies:

All others may SELF-REGISTER in UMLearn. If you have questions, please contact the Office of the Vice-President, Research and International:

Students can have their participation in this course recognized in their CoCurricular Record. If you would like this course added to your CCR please email Sarah Vanderveen at to confirm that this course was not taken as a requirement for another course and to request the addition to your CCR.