Research Integrity and Ethics compulsory online courses for research students


All research students, who enrolled on a research degree from summer 2016, are required to take an online training course in Research Integrity before they reach the Transfer stage of their doctoral study. The course has been developed by the higher education courseware designer, Epigeum and is designed to provide students with a better understanding of the obligations and responsibilities needed by today’s researchers, along with practical advice on how to deal with the complex situations in which they may find themselves. The course takes roughly 300 minutes to complete, via Epigeum online, and students can dip in and out of it as they wish, juggling training around already busy schedules. 

Those students needing Ethical approval for their research also need to take the compulsory Research Ethics module “Good Research Practice” – again an Epigeum course which is embedded in the Graduate School Nile site RES001.

Epigeum have a collaborative approach to course design and all their courses involve a development group of up to 20 universities, providing feedback throughout the development process. The Graduate School have invested in a further range of online courses, with licenses for Research Ethics in Working with Human Subjects, Literature Reviews and three Research Methods courses in the Sciences, Arts and Social Sciences.

About Simone Apel

Researcher Developer for The Graduate School, University of Northampton.

Posted on April 11, 2017, in Events, Research, Uncategorized, Workshops & Training and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: