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This internationally-developed programme is designed to provide researchers with a better understanding of their obligations and responsibilities, along with practical advice on how to deal with the complex situations in which they may find themselves.
This course is designed to help researchers to:
- Know, understand and explain the key responsibilities they have as researchers
- Identify the challenges they could face in meeting those responsibilities
- Be aware of strategies for dealing with pressures and difficult situations
- Arts and Humanities
- Biomedical Sciences
- Engineering and Technology
- Natural and Physical Sciences
- Social and Behavioural Sciences
- Introduction (What is research integrity? Why is it important? Underlying principles)
- Designing (Planning; Research with human/animal participants; Conflict of interest; Workplace safety)
- Conducting (Data collection, storage and interpretation; Record-keeping; Collaborating with others)
- Reporting (Communication incl. social media, authorship, peer review, plagiarism)
- Responsibilities to society (Impact of your research/ potential for dual use; Responsibility to share it; Advocacy and dealing with media)
The course comes in five different faculty versions:
The course is an e-learning course divided into five modules:
The course is a learning tool available to all researchers who want to improve their skills and knowledge of research integrity. Five specific versions are available, ensuring the information is tailored to fit your discipline. The course does not have to be completed all in one go and can be used to simply refresh your knowledge or for reference purposes or used for blended learning purposes in your teaching.
Research Integrity Self-Assessment Exercise (Epigeum)This is a self-assessment educational tool aimed at established academics for whom a full training course is not necessary, but who would like to check their awareness and understanding of research integrity issues and identify any potential gaps in their knowledge. The course provides tailored feedback that provides a starting point for filling these gaps and includes references for further reading.
Your 'score' is automatically recorded by the system, however, it will not be used for any purpose other than to monitor how many people are making use of the tool. You are not expected to achieve a certain score -this exercise is for your own development purposes, to indicate any areas where you may benefit from further information or training if necessary. The exercise can be stopped and re-started at any time, and you can take the exercise again as many times as you like. You may also use the full Research Integrity on-line course should you wish.Online resource on ethics and integrity
To find out more information, please email the OED team direct.
Last updated 19/01/15 (JB)