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Research Integrity


Internal Courses

An Introduction to Research Integrity at Cambridge

This course will be delivered by the University’s Research Governance and Integrity Officer and will introduce researchers to research integrity and ethics at Cambridge. The course will:

  • explore the issue of research misconduct in academia and facilitate discussion of why and how it occurs
  • explain the recent research integrity agenda and examine how this effects researchers
  • discuss some of the challenges to the integrity of research and ask what individuals, groups and institutions can do to tackle them
  • introduce the University’s research ethics system
  • use case studies and discussion exercises to examine key issues

The course lasts two hours and his held twice per term. Departments and Faculties may also request that sessions be offered within the their Department or Faculty by contacting

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UK Research Integrity Office Research Integrity Workshops

The UK Research Integrity Office regularly provides training on research integrity matters at the University. All forthcoming training sessions will be posted here and advertised by email. 

There are currently no workshops forthcoming

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 Human 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.