Research integrity training is compulsory for all University research staff and research students. Online research integrity training is available to all University staff and students via Weblearn.
Research integrity – core course
This introductory core course is compulsory for all University of Oxford research students (either on graduate taught courses or taking research degrees). It is also available to all University staff and students who are interested in undertaking more detailed training in this area.
Designed to support researchers from all disciplines, the course covers professional responsibilities, planning and conducting research, relationships (both with other researchers and the broader community and the public), scholarly publication, research dissemination and impact, issues in research governance and what to do if research misconduct is suspected.
For evidence that you have completed the core course, you will need to take and pass the quizzes at the end of each module and score an overall pass mark of 80% or over. Once you have passed all the quizzes, you will then be sent an email certificate of completion of the core course.
Research integrity – refresher course for experienced researchers
This refresher course is more suitable for experienced University of Oxford researchers (for example, postdoctoral researchers or established academic staff).
The refresher course offers the first two of the eight core course modules.
For evidence that you have completed the refresher course, you will need to take and pass the quiz and score a pass mark of 80% or over. You will then be sent an email certificate of completion of the refresher course.
Research integrity – supplementary modules
These additional modules are designed to supplement the core and refresher courses about specific aspects of research integrity which will be relevant to certain types of research. These cover:
- research involving human participants
- research involving animals
- intellectual property
- conflicts of interest
- export controls
For evidence that you have completed one of the supplementary courses, you will need to take and pass the quiz at the end of the module and score a pass mark of 80% or over. You will then be sent an email certificate of completion of the course module.