Essential knowledge for achieving research best practice

Program Courses Core activities Additional activities Released Status
Advising Doctoral Students

Advising Doctoral Students will empower universities to ensure that all faculty members in a mentoring role are well equiped to deal with emerging challenges in this continually changing field.

Working with leading experts and the Epigeum editorial team, the members of this collaboration will adapt the global program 'Supervising Doctoral Studies' for US universities. The outputs from this collaboration will be a collection of the highest quality online materials together with supplementary training resources and implementation guides required to successfully deliver these materials.

8 4.0 hours 20.0 hours Nov 2014 Development
Human Subjects Protection

Research, particularly human subjects research, is a complex activity, governed by many rules, guidelines and so-called 'commonly accepted practices'. Therefore it is essential that anyone undertaking such research should have a good basic understanding of which research is regulated, what those regulations require, and why there is a need for such. This course will help to guide researchers in both best practice, and carrying out ethical human subjects research.

1 3.0 hours 12.0 hours Oct 2013 Published
Research Integrity

Sorting right from wrong in today's increasingly complex global research world is not a simple task. This internationally developed program is designed to provide researchers with a better understanding of their obligations and responsibilities, along with practical advice on how to deal with the challenging situations in which they may find themselves.

Research Integrity is supported by a Supplement giving full details on how it can be used by institutions to form a blended program that responds to NIH and NSF funding requirements.

Each course comprises 4-5 hours of online content plus an additional 25-32 hours of associated activities.

5 22.5 hours 25-32 hrs/course Jul 2012 Published
Statistical Methods for Research

Statistical Methods for Research is designed to provide graduate students with a strong foundation in statistics, covering key areas such as confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and statistical modeling.

The program provides the vast majority of Master's level students with the statistics they will need to complete their research reports, and provides doctoral students with the statistics they need to understand and evaluate the statistical test models they will use in their research.

Taking a cross-disciplinary approach and compatible with all major statistics packages, this program will be rich with scenarios, practical applications and interactive statistical models and will be supported by optional peer-to-peer online forums and interaction.

The course is based on the design of a highly successful course from the University of Reading, UK, that has recorded an average improvement of 122% in students' performances.

7 12.5 hours n/a Jul 2014 Published
Professional Skills for Research Leaders

Professional Skills for Research Leaders is designed to help new faculty, post doctorates, advanced graduate students, and independent researchers enhance their leadership, management and engagement strategies to increase their competitiveness and effectiveness.

Completing the program will help faculty and established researchers to improve their grant writing skills, increase their research impact, ensure robust collaborations, lead productive research teams and projects, communicate across a range of media and extend their reach and influence.  

It encourages the development of transferable skills and can assist universities in meeting funder compliance requirements.

6 15.3 hours 61.3 hours Jan 2014 Published