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Research Integrity: Online Training Course

What is research integrity and why does it matter?

Research integrity is an essential part of research and research culture. It gives confidence to others, including the public, that the methods and results of research are reliable, credible and trustworthy.

The University provides online research integrity training relevant to all those involved in delivering, supervising or supporting research. The University expects all staff and students involved with research and research support to complete the training.

What research integrity training is available to me?

The research integrity online training has now been updated to integrate the principles set out in the revised Concordat to Support Research Integrity (2019).

Two versions of the training are available: A full version (2nd Edition) and a concise version.

Full Version

Who is it for?

The full version should be completed by all students involved in research, as well as staff looking for a more in-depth and interactive look into research integrity.


This version has a modular format, allowing those working through the training to complete modules and easily revisit as necessary. It consists of eight core modules and five supplementary modules.

Successful completion of the full version follows passing all of the core modules. However, it is recommended that those working with human participants or animals also complete the supplementary modules covering those topics. In addition, it is recommended that students complete the supplementary modules.

Concise Version

Who is it for?

While completion of the full version is recommended, the concise version may be completed by staff as a minimum requirement (whereas students should complete the full version as it provides a more in-depth review of research integrity).

N.B. As the full version is now available in modular form, researchers that have completed the concise version are able to access additional modules from the full course according to their training needs.


The updated concise version offers shorter, condensed training, taking around 45 minutes to complete. It also offers five optional 15 minute modules and it is recommended that those working with human participants or animals also complete the supplementary modules covering those topics.

How can I register?

Whether you require the full or concise version, you will need to access the course via this link.

Please complete the registration form, ensuring that you use your email address in the field marked: 'Enter your e-mail address' and department. Once registration is complete, you will be asked for an access token:

  • Access token for the full version: 77744d34
  • Access token for the concise version: a4a6ac85

You will then be sent an activation email. If you don’t receive this, please check your junk/spam. If you cannot locate the email, please contact

Once the account is activated, please log in and you will be shown the course programme. In the box entitled ‘Institution-specific field’, please enter your department.

Will I receive a certificate once I have undertaken this training?

Yes - certificates are provided upon successful completion of the course.

Further information

If you have any questions about research integrity training, please contact

Additional Resources

Research and Impact Services

The Concordat to Support Research Integrity (2019)

Research and Impact Services Training

Biomedical & Scientific Research Ethics Committee (BSREC)

Humanities & Social Sciences Research Ethics Committee (HSSREC)

Research Governance & Ethics Committee (RGAEC)

Social Care Research Ethics Committee (SCREC)

Animal Welfare & Ethical Review Body (AWERB)

NHS Research Ethics Committees

Ministry of Defence Research Ethics Committee (MoDREC)