E-learning course: Research Integrity at Aarhus University

You can access the e-learning course ‘Research Integrity at Aarhus University’ on Brightspace here. The course is only available to academic staff members, for whom it is mandatory.    


Accessing the course

The course is accessible for all academic staff members, for whom it is mandatory, on AU’s e-learning platform on Brightspace. You can access Brightspace by clicking the orange button below. If you are prompted to log in, enter your AU user ID (AUID@uni.au.dk) in the field ‘Mail, phone or Skype’. If you are also prompted to enter a password, enter the password you use to log on to your AU computer. 

Please note that AU registers when you start the course.

The course is available on Brightspace ‘My Courses’. 

How to take the course

  • The course last about an hour.
  • The course is in English.
  • The course is available around the clock. 
  • You can take the course on a computer or a tablet.  
  • The course contains voice-over. So remember to make sure that your speakers or headphones are connected. 
  • If you need to stop before completing the course, it will automatically remember how far you've gotten when you start again.
  • You can start the course when you like. However, you may be asked to complete the course before a certain deadline. Your manager will inform you of any relevant deadlines.

The course consists of two mandatory modules

The course consists of two mandatory modules: 

1. Responsible Research Conduct

2. Irresponsible Research Practices

In addition, you have access to eleven optional supplementary modules.

3. Planning Your Research

4. Managing and Recording Your Research

5. Data Selection, Analysis and Presentation

6. Scholary Publication

7. Professional Responsabilities

8. Communication, Social Responsability and Impact

9. Conflicts of Interest

10. Research Involving Human Participants

11. The Care and Use of Animal in Research

12. Intellectual Property

13. Export Controls

The course menu and navigation

Instructor’ Navigation buttons

  • There is a menu on the left that shows your progress through the module. 
  • On all pages you can use the arrows in the top right-hand corner to navigate. 

Link to external material

When you open a link to external material, the page opens as new tab in the original window where you have Brightspace. The module you are currently working on is still open in a separate window, and you can toggle back to it by clicking ALT + TAB (Windows) or Command + Tab (MAC).

Font size

You can change the size of the text in the modules by using your browser's zoom function. Press and hold Ctrl (Command on Mac) while you click "+" or "-" to make the text larger or smaller in the active browser window.

Technical requirements for running the course


You can take the course in the following browsers:

  • Chrome 63+ 
  • Edge 42+ 
  • Firefox 57+ 
  • Safari 12+ (Mac OS)

*If you use Safari as your browser, you be aware that videos in the course can only be played in full screen mode.