Ethics Training Requirement

Ethics and academic integrity training is mandatory for all newly-admitted U of A graduate students who started their degree program on or after September 1, 2004.

Each student is normally expected to complete the equivalent of at least eight (8) hours of structured academic activity to meet this requirement.

Departments offer this ethics training requirement in one of two ways:

GET (Graduate Ethics Training) -- a web-based course offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (equivalent to five hours of training); and/or
department-based workshops, seminars, tutorials, etc.

Contact your department to find out how this requirement is being met in your area of research.

Graduate Ethics Training (GET) Course

The (GET) Program is a web-based ethics course developed by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

The course focuses on a number of ethical issues in the academic environment including:

  • Conflict of Interest
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Intellectual Property
  • Integrity and Scholarship
  • Graduate Student-Supervisor Relationships
Note: This online course does not supercede existing ethics policies and procedures at the University of Alberta. If you are uncertain how this course fits in with the ethics training requirements of your department or faculty, contact your department.

Be sure to contact your department before accessing the GET Course. Your department may be using other courses/workshops etc. to meet the ethics training requirement.


How to Access the GET Course

Your first step is to self register in the GET Course using your Campus Computing ID (CCID) and password. Once you've self-registered, the GET Course will appear in your listing of courses in eClass.

[Bullet] Self-register for the GET Course

[Bullet] Login to eClass

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Ethics Resources

See our additional resources for further opportunities for students to receive ethics training.  Please note a discussion with the Graduate Contact/Coordinator from the respective department/faculty is required if ethics credit is being pursued.  All options are not accepted by all departments/faculties.

Ethics Completion

Note: Effective March 2009, departments no longer submit an Completion of Academic Integrity and Ethics Component form for students. Instead, completion of the ethics component is verified on the appropriate program completion form at the end of a student's program. See Program Completion.