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Research Integrity


External Research Integrity Training

UK Research Integrity Office Research Integrity

UKRIO holds regular webinars on research integrity and related issues. In their webinar series, speakers from UKRIO and invited experts explore topics such as: publication ethics and authorship; research data; implementation of the Concordat to Support Research Integrity; research ethics; consent in research; and research integrity training.

UKRIO webinars are open to all and free to attend. The upcoming webinars are listed below. For the latest information on these free events and sign-up, please check the UKRIO website.


UKRIO Online Pilot Course (self-paced Moodle course)

The UKRIO course provides a comprehensive grounding in research integrity for those new to the topic as well as an essential refresher for more experienced staff. The course is designed to be suitable for anyone conducting or managing research, including:

  • early career researchers (research students, post-doctorates and fellows),
  • group leaders (and other experienced staff) seeking refresher training
  • support staff (technicians, professional staff)

In order to secure your place on the UKRIO pilot course, you must register and launch the course before Friday 10th May 2024.

Find further information and register on the the booking page.


2023-2024 UKRIO webinar series

Date Time Topic
Wednesday 20 September 2023 10:00-11:00 BST Correcting the scholarly record, and dispelling myths around corrections
Wednesday 6 December 2023 10:00-11:00 BST Open research for early career researchers
Wednesday 21 February 2024 10:00-11:00 BST Social media and ethics
Wednesday 17 April 2024 10:00-11:00 BST Decolonised research culture and practice
Wednesday 26 June 2024 10:00-11:00 BST Science communication and research integrity

Past UKRIO Webinar Series and Conference

In their previous webinar series, speakers from UKRIO and invited experts explore topics such as: publication ethics and authorship; research data; research ethics; consent in research; and research integrity training.

Selected presentations and recordings (where available) from previous UKRIO webinars are available on the UKRIO website and on their YouTube channel include:

  1. Co-production: participant and stakeholder involvement in research – 28 June 2023
  2. Trusted Research – 19 April 2023
  3. Research Culture: Environments & Accountability, in association with GuildHE – 22 February 2023
  4. An Introduction to Research Integrity – 7 December 2022
  5. EASE/UKRIO Peer Review Week webinar: How Can Peer Review Support Research Integrity? – 21 September 2022
  6. Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in the Research Environment – 20 April 2022
  7. Research Integrity in Practice Research – 9 February 2022
  8. An Introduction to Research Integrity – 1 December 2021
  9. Alternative Methods of Publishing – 4 November 2021
  10. Recognising & Rewarding Responsible Research Practice – 21 July 2021
  11. An Introduction to Research Integrity – 21 April 2021
  12. Research Involving Animals – 24 February 2021
  13. Good research practice from the publishers’ perspective – 20 January 2021

Annual Conference 2023

The 2023 UKRIO conference was held on 24th and 25th May 2023. It included speakers from across the research community gathering to discuss key topics in research integrity, ranging from how to safeguard and enhance good research practice, how to address specific challenges and issues, improving the culture of research in teams and at institutions, and looking at systemic issues in the research system. Click here for access the slides and recordings from the event. 


Other external courses

Health Research Authority Training Days

The Health Research Authority provides a comprehensive programme of training days many of which are open to researchers. These courses are primarily concerned with clinical research ethics and cover issues including: applying for ethical approval from an NHS REC; the Human Tissue Act; and research involving vulnerable groups. For details see the Health Research Authority website.

MRC Regulatory Support Centre

The MRC Regulatory Support Centre provides training on regulation, ethics and governance topics for MRC funded researchers. They will also tailor and deliver training in these topcis on request. For details of their current courses see the Support Centre website.

MRC Regulatory Support Centre

The MRC provides three e-learning courses as part of their Regulatory Support Centre. These courses address:

  • Research Data and Confidentiality
  • Research and Human Tissue Legislation
  • Making an application using the Integrated Research Applications System (IRAS)

US online ethics training

Online training is provided by several US-based institutions. These are designed for the US research environment and are best suited to researchers funded by US funders or carrying out research in US institutions.