Graduate School

Research Integrity

Research Integrity is a professional commitment to conduct all research according to the appropriate legal, ethical and professional frameworks, obligations and standards. An awareness of research integrity helps protect and value individual researchers, research subjects and the research organisation and contributes to the quality and excellence of research.

Researchers must ensure that all research is subject to appropriate consideration of professional, ethical and legal issues. 

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Research Integrity training

Our bespoke online Research Integrity course will develop a researcher’s professionalism, by advancing their knowledge of how to conduct research transparently, robustly, and in a fair and appropriate manner, and will also provide practical advice on dealing with the complex issues that can arise while planning, conducting and reporting research. 

The course consists of:

  1. A short preliminary questionnaire that acts as a self-assessment
  2. In-depth “module” specific training

Topics covered include:

  • designing and conducting research
  • reporting and publishing attribution and co-authorship
  • ethics and legal requirements
  • intellectual property and copyright
  • plagiarism

Whilst recognising that mistakes and honest errors can be made in any field of research, this course will strengthen researcher’s awareness of their own responsibilities and accountabilities when conducting research and provide guidance on what to do should things go wrong.

Introduction to Research Integrity 


In this video Dame Jessica Corner (Pro-Vice Chancellor, Research and Knowledge Exchange) talks about the University's expectations in relation to research integrity.


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If you have any questions please email us


How do I access the training?

Please select the link relevant to your faculty below and then follow the instructions in Moodle to select the most appropriate module for you:

At what stage should I do the training?

Research Integrity is relevant to every stage of the research process, highlighting the issues that can rise when planning, conducting and reporting your research.

For those who haven’t had training in this area before we encourage you to complete the course as early as you can. For those who are further into their research career, the training offers a refreshment of knowledge, especially as legal and professional frameworks constantly evolve, and will enable fresh insight into a range of issues relevant to your research.


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