Research Integrity

Training on Research Integrity

​​​​​​​​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. 

Research Integrity Online Programme

What the RI Online Programme is

It 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.
  • Postgraduate students who have already passed their Qualifying Examinations will have to complete the course and attach the Epigeum course completion certificate with their TurnItIn report together for their thesis submission.
  • 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 stafrf an​​d students: Login to NTULearn / Courses / RI-ERIC, using your NTU network ID and password.
  • ​​NIE faculty, research staff and students: Login to ​GENIEUS using your NIE network ID and password. ​