Induction and Training
Deakin Research Integrity provides induction and training in the following areas:
The Animal Ethics part 1 training (regulatory issues in the care and use of animals for research and teaching at Deakin University) is available for all staff and students who intend to use live animals for scientific purposes. Resources are provided online and face to face seminars are regularly held. Successful completion of the online quiz via CloudDeakin is compulsory prior to an investigator being listed on an Animal Ethics application.
Biosafety Induction Training (PC1/PC2) is compulsory for all staff and Honours and HDR students who intend to work with microorganisms, biological materials, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), quarantine materials and/or Security Sensitive Biological Agents (SSBAs). Training on the correct use of a Class II Biological Safety Cabinet is also recommended. All staff and students who work in Department of Agriculture (DA) Quarantine Approved Premises (QAPs) must also complete DA QAP Accredited Person training.
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 or by contacting the designated person below. Please see the Human Research Ethics Training webpage for further information about the human ethics training available at Deakin.
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.
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.
To gain access to the training and quiz, you will need to do the following:
- Log into CloudDeakin
- Click on the following Self Registration link
- Choose the Office of Research Integrity link in the registration page that opens, and
- Click Register.
- Once you have entered the Office of Research Integrity online training site, select the blue 'Research Integrity' icon.
The site will then appear within the My Sites area of your Cloud Deakin homepage (if you are a staff member, please ensure you look under your student tab).This will give you access to training modules for all areas managed by Deakin Research Integrity.
If you have any trouble registering for the site or any general queries regarding the training, please contact the designated email address below.
Nanosafety training covers the safe use of nanomaterials work and safe laboratory practices when working with nanomaterials, as well as Deakin and Safe Work Australia requirements. It is compulsory for all staff or students who plan to work with nanomaterials. It comprises an online component (electronic presentation and quiz) and personal induction to the local work area/laboratory. Additional information is available on the Nanosafety training webpage or by contacting the designated person below. Additional information is available online (O).
Live workshops or seminars are delivered for many of the Research Integrity areas listed above. A calendar listing available sessions is located below. To register to attend a live workshop, please see the training webpage for the relevant Research Integrity area (linked below) 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.
*Please note that sessions in the calendar may not yet be listed on the training webpage for the applicable Research Integrity area or available for registration. Once they are open for registration, the registration details will be made available.