Research Integrity, Second Edition provides a comprehensive overview of how researchers in the UK can meet their responsibilities, setting out the key principles and practices of good research conduct, and guiding learners through the lifecycle of a research project.

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Research Integrity Core 

This course will take around 250 minutes to complete.

Good research conduct

This module introduces the key principles and responsibilities that researchers are expected to uphold, exploring how they are defined by professional organisations, public bodies and institutions in the UK.

Irresponsible research practices

This module explains how irresponsible research practices are defined, as well as their potential impacts and how they should be reported.

Planning your research

This module explores how research plans can be developed and used responsibly, covering approvals, agreements and the potential consequences of poor planning.

Managing and recording your research

This module introduces the fundamentals of responsible project management, also covering the research record, validation procedures and data protection.

Data selection, analysis and presentation

This module explains best practices, as well as practices to avoid, when selecting, analysing and presenting data, exploring how to responsibly present text, figures and images.

Scholarly publication

This module explores the various stages of publishing a scholarly paper, explaining how to act with integrity when selecting a journal, drafting a manuscript and assigning authorship.

Professional responsibilities

This module explores the responsibilities that researchers have to their colleagues, covering best practices in mentoring, collaboration and peer review.

Communication, social responsibility and impact

This module covers the wider responsibilities that researchers assume as they develop their careers, including taking on different roles, communicating findings to the public and maximising research impact.

Research Integrity Supplementary 

This course will take around 135 minutes to complete.

Conflicts of interest

This module sets out how researchers can identify potential conflicts of interest, as well as the steps that should be taken to disclose and manage any interests identified.

Research involving human participants

This module explains what is required of researchers working with human participants, covering aspects of the review process as well as continuing responsibilities.

The care and use of animals in research

This module sets out how researchers are expected to conduct themselves when working with animals, covering government and institutional guidelines as well as continuing responsibilities.

Intellectual property

This module covers various aspects of intellectual property as it applies to researchers, addressing questions of ownership as well as the steps involved with establishing copyright and securing patents.

Export controls

This module sets out what types of research are potentially subject to export control restrictions, as well as how activities found to be controlled should be approached and managed.