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Research Integrity online courses

The University hosts two online training courses on Research Integrity (or good practice in research):

Research Integrity: Core introductory course

Research Integrity: Refresher course for more experienced researchers

The courses provide an introduction to research integrity and have been designed to support researchers from all disciplines through some of the key issues that need to be considered when planning, conducting and publishing research. you will need your single sign on to access them.

Amongst other topics, the course covers professional responsibilities, designing and conducting research, relationships (both with other researchers and the broader community and the public), scholarly publication, research dissemination and impact, issues in research governance and what to do if research misconduct is suspected. Potential problems are identified, along with suggestions for how they can be resolved. Practical examples and activities are included to develop understanding of more complex situations. 

The Research Integrity: Core course is compulsory for all University of Oxford research students (either on graduate taught courses or studying for research degrees).

There is a concise refresher version  of the course available which is suitable for more experienced researchers (eg. postdoctoral researchers and established academic staff).   

There are also further supplementary courses available, covering the following aspects of research integrity:   Avoiding Plagiarism; Conflicts of Interest; Research Involving Human Participants; The Care & Use of Animals in Research; Intellectual Property; Export Controls.