Research Integrity

Training on Research Integrity

​​​​​​Session Recordings

1) NTU President's Talk on Research Integrity

On 6th October 2017, a second high level meeting on research integrity was held at the EM​B learning studio. This was a follow up to the first held on 8th June 2017, and was targeted at senior management and members of the newly formed  Research Integrity Committee​.

The talk was chaired by NTU President and covered the measures implemented to promote the responsible conduct of research in the University. He also touched on the need for greater faculty involvement in research integrity matters.

Click here to access the session's recording and log in with your username and password when prompted.

2) Research Integrity and the Graduate Student

Held on 4th October 2017, the course titled "Research Integrity and the Graduate Student​" serves as an introduction to key aspects in the responsible conduct of research.  Prof Tim White also reviews case studies and highlights common pitfalls that graduate students are to be wary of in relation to research activities and publications. 

To access the course​, log in with your username (domain\username) and password​. Click here to download the course slides. 

3) Course on Research Integrity​

The Course on Research Integrity is an annual course conducted by Prof Tim White, Prof Kingsley Bolton and Prof Peter Looker, for IGS/MSE graduate students. The most recent course was conducted on 11 August 2017 and the recordings of these lectures can be found below. When prompted, log in with your username (domain\username) and password. 

Part 1
Serves as an introduction to graduate students on what constitutes responsible research activity and how one can be a responsible scientis​t. The lectures also cover common areas of research misconduct and what steps research students can take to avoid facing potential allegations of improper conduct of research. 

Part 2
These recordings cover the use of the Turniti​n​ plagiarism checker at NTU and include a guided quiz on reading academic writing with an understanding of academic integrity. 

Epigeum Research Integrity Course (ERIC)​

​This is an online course developed in partnership with Epigeum, aimed at teaching the key elements of Research Integrity so as to empower researchers with the knowledge required to uphold NTU’s standards in research integrity and ethics. It comes in 5 separate programmes catered to the different colleges and schools in NTU.

  • Research Integrity Programme for Arts & Humanities
  • Research Integrity Programme for Biomedical Sciences
  • Research Integrity Programme for Engineering & Technology
  • Research Integrity Programme for Natural & Physical Sciences
  • Research Integrity Programme Social & Behavioural Sciences

What the course covers:

The course covers key elements of research integrity such as data management, conflict of interest, publications and human subjects.

Who needs to take the course:

The course is compulsory for the following groups from NTU and NIE:

  • All new Postgraduate Students must complete the Epigeum online course on Research Integrity before they are allowed to sit for their Qualifying Examinations (QE).

  • All Research Staff (including post-doctoral research fellows, research and project officers etc) are expected to complete the Epigeum programme prior to their annual review or re-appointment whichever is the earlier.

​Duration of course:

The course takes 8 hours to complete in one continuous sitting but you are permitted to save and continue the programme at a later time.

Passing requirement:

A 100% score is to be attained to pass the course. However, multiple tries are permitted.  

Will certification be issued for successful course completion:


Course Access:

  • NTU faculty, research staff an​​d students: Login to NTULearn / Courses / RI-ERIC, using your NTU network ID and password. Please choose the course that is specific for your School, if one is available.
  • ​​NIE faculty, research staff and students: Login to ​GENIEUS using your NIE network ID and password. 

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