Introducing the Research Skills Online Program for HDR Students by Epigeum


The Office of Graduate Research is excited to announce the launch of a brand new research skills training online program for HDR students. This comprehensive online program was developed through collaborative approach by leading academics in the field to help support researchers from the early stages of their research career. These online programs are now available to all HDR students. To get started, please review the Creating an Epigeum account – instructions for students document.

Research Skills Toolkit

A suite of flexible, streamlined, and comprehensive training programmes that will build the knowledge and skills that are essential to becoming a first-class researcher. The Research Skills Toolkit  integrates a fresh and modern learning design, and enhanced user experience, maintaining and refreshing its coverage of key research skills and contemporary research challenges over the next two years. Facilitating a blended learning approach, and supported by step-by-step guidance on suggested tutor-led and peer-to-peer activities which are mapped to the learning outcomes of the courses, the toolkit delivers a flexible approach to research skills training. Modules include:

  • Ethical Research – Specifically designed for the Australian context and includes reference to research involving Aboriginal communities.
  • Research Methods – Including literature review, principles of research methods and research methods in practice
  • Transferrable Skills – Including working with your supervisor, managing your research project, publishing and career planning
  • Entrepreneurship in the Research Context – including commercialisation of research

Research Integrity 2.0 (Australian edition)

Research Integrity 2.0 identifies the principles and responsibilities required of every researcher throughout the research process, from planning through to publication, providing practical guidance on dealing with complex issues. This interactive, online programme incorporates the values and obligations of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, 2018, alongside up-to-date examples, scenarios and case studies.

Both the course content and learning design have been comprehensively revised to integrate the the principles, practices and responsibilities set out in the Code, and drive active learning, reflection, and engagement, integrating animations, polls, video interviews, and a range of interactive activities. The programme will provide evidence of comprehensive training in the responsible conduct of research at your institution and build confidence that all researchers are working to the highest levels of integrity standards.

HDR Supervisors are also able to view and complete the online training, and can register via Creating an Epigeum account – instructions for supervisors.

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