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Research Integrity training

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. Research integrity covers a range of areas - from adhering to institutional policies, standards and protocols, to reporting research findings clearly and transparently.

In order to support the community’s understanding of the principles and practices that protect the integrity of research, the University provides online research integrity training relevant to all those involved in delivering or supervising research. The University expects all staff and students delivering research to complete the training.

Full details and a link to the training can be accessed hereLink opens in a new window.

The University also has a Research Integrity training policy which mandates Research Integrity training for staff and students delivering research.

Training for those involved in clinical research

Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

The International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Medical Research Council GCP guidelines both state that "Each individual involved in conducting a trial should be qualified by education, training and experience to perform his or her respective task(s)." To comply with these regulations, all members of staff involved in medical research must be conversant with the principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP). The Warwick Clinical Trials Unit offers a regular 'Introduction to GCP' seminar.

Please contact Claire Daffern for more information.

Chief Investigator (CI) Course

Warwick Clinical Trials Unit also offers a training course for Chief Investigators. This is a full one day course which is recommended for anyone acting as CI for a clinical trial sponsored by the University of Warwick. The day combines presentations and interactive sessions to cover all aspects of trial management from initial planning right through to closing a trial.

Please contact Claire Daffern for more information.

Human tissue training

All staff and students undertaking research involving the use of human samples must be able to demonstrate their competency and be registered to do so. They must be familiar with relevant documentation and SOPs, undergo training and maintain a training portfolio.

Please see the HTA Training page or contact for more information.

Other Training for Researchers

The University takes it's responsibilities for training seriously as part of its commitment to the Concordat to Support Research IntegrityLink opens in a new window and the Concordat to Support the Career Development of ResearchersLink opens in a new window.

Please see the Leadership and Management Development pages to find out more about the range of training and individual support available to researchers.