Deakin Research

Research integrity

Induction and Training

Deakin Research Integrity provides induction and training in the following areas:

Most workshops are available either in person (P) or online (O) as indicated below. To register to attend a workshop, go to the Deakin Research Event Registration System and follow the prompts for the workshop, time and location that suits you. If there is no appropriate workshop, consider completing the module online, or you can contact the designated person below. If you are registered for a session and cannot attend, please remember to cancel your booking, as many of the workshops have limited places available.

All online training is run through the Office of Research Integrity CloudDeakin site. To register for the site, log into your CloudDeakin site and then click self-register. From there you will be taken to the “Self Registering Site Options” page. Click on Office of Research Integrity and follow the prompts. The Office of Research Integrity site will now appear under your My sites. This will give you access to training modules for all areas managed by Deakin Research Integrity (Animal Ethics, Human Ethics, Research Integrity, Radiation and Biosafety).

If you have any trouble registering for the site or any general queries regarding the training, please contact

Research Integrity (P, O)
Research Integrity training covers the requirements of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research and other matters such as privacy and copyright. It is compulsory for all Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students, and may be attended by other students or staff. It may be completed either in person or online.

Human Research Ethics (P, O)
Human Ethics training is compulsory for all staff and students submitting an ethics application for the first time at Deakin (either to DUHREC or to a Faculty HEAG). Regardless of whether the training is undertaken in person or online, it is necessary to complete the online quiz available on the D2L site to test your understanding. Additional information is available on the Human Research Ethics homepage.

Animal Ethics (P, O)
The Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) Part 1 Training Course is compulsory for all staff and students who are listed on an animal ethics application and who intend to use live animals in their research or teaching. This training is provided online through CloudDeakin (and in person on request) and must be successfully completed prior to an investigator being listed on an AEC Application. Additional information is available on the AEC training course webpage.

Biosafety and Biosecurity (P)
Biosafety induction training (PC1/PC2) course is compulsory for all staff and Honours and HDR students who intend to work with microorganisms and biological materials. This includes those who are listed on an application for Dealings with Genetically Modified Organisms as the course covers the mandatory Behavioural Requirements for OGTR work. It is provided monthly at Waurn Ponds and at Burwood on request with a quiz to be completed online.  Additional information (including further training options)is available on the Biosafety and Biosecurity Induction and Training webpage.

Radiation Safety (P&O)
Radiation Safety training covers the principles of radiation, hazards associated with radiation work and safe laboratory practices when working with radiation, as well as Deakin and Victorian legislative requirements. It is compulsory for all staff or students who plan to work with radiation. It comprises an online component (electronic presentation and test) and personal induction to the local work area. Additional information is available on the Radiation Safety training webpage.

Contacts for training:

Research Integrity Dr Victoria Emery
Human Research Ethics Miss Sally Fornaro
Animal Ethics Ms Christine Heng
Biosafety and Biosecurity Ms Denise Elson
Radiation Safety Mr Matthew Connolly


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7th December 2012