Integrity and ethics training

Online training

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Available to University staff and students via Weblearn. Choose from five discipline-based courses which provide an introduction to research integrity, including human research ethics):  

If you require evidence that you have completed one of these courses, you will need to take the quiz at the end of the course and score a pass mark of 90% or over. You will then be sent an email acknowledgement showing that you have achieved the required pass mark.

A range of online courses covering good research practice (incorporating planning research, research ethics, research collaboration and reporting research findings); research data and confidentiality; research and human tissue regulation; Integrated Research Applications System (IRAS) (for applications requiring review via the NHS Health Research Authority).

The Research Ethics Online course, adapted from a course produced by the World Health Organization, covers ethical considerations in international health research.

In-person training

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The Research Services' Ethics and Integrity team offers face-to-face training sessions on how to apply for ethical review. Separate sessions are provided for departments in the Medical Sciences, and departments/faculties in the Social Sciences and Humanities (interested staff and students from the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences are also welcome to attend either).

Any upcoming sessions are listed at the bottom of this page.

If you would like to organise a training session within your department or faculty about research ethics and the University’s requirements for the ethical review of research involving human participants and personal data, please contact the Research Ethics and Integrity team.

The Medical Sciences Division provides a range of courses and seminars on research techniques, research ethics, data analysis and statistics.

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division offers a professional and career development programme. Courses include good practice in research, research data management and other research skills.

The Social Sciences Division coordinates an Academic and Professional Development Programme. This includes seminars on research methodology, research data management and other research skills.


The Humanities Division coordinates a range of training opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.

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