2.6 Academic Integrity and Ethics Training

(University of Alberta Calendar - Academic Integrity and Ethics Training Requirement)

  • All graduate students in the University of Alberta are required to complete a minimum of eight hours of structured academic activity that covers the following topic areas:
    • Intellectual property
    • Research and scholarship integrity
    • Requirements for ethical approval of research
  • The Graduate Ethics Training (GET) Course is a web-based course offered through the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. The course focuses on a number of ethical issues in the academic environment.
  • Additional sessions (workshops, presentations, discussion groups, coursework, etc) are offered throughout the year. Students are encouraged to consult:
    • The University of Alberta Ethics Training website to identify learning opportunities:
      • Ethics and Scientific Integrity Day
      • Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Ethics Sessions
      • Tri-Council Policy Online Course
      • Ethical Use of Animals Online Course
      • John Dossetor Health Ethics Seminars
    • The MyGradSkills website offered by the Ontario Consortium for Graduate Professional Skills
      • Academic and Research Integrity
      • Intellectual Property: An Entrepreneur's Guide
      • Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism
  • Upon completion of a training course, forward a copy of the certificate to the Faculty Graduate Studies Coordinator.
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research will monitor progress and verify this training requirement has been completed.