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Research Integrity Training

All staff whose job involves research are required to take the concise course on Research Integrity as provided by Epigeum.  PGR students are required to take a subject-specific 5-hour course.  Before taking the training you should familiarise yourself with the University's Code of Good Research Conduct and processes for reporting concerns about the conduct of research, including research misconduct.


Guidance for Staff

Staff whose job involves research are required to complete a concise course which will take no longer than 1-hour, although we recommend supervisors look through the 5-hour course to see what their PGR students will be learning and, in some circumstances, to help determine which subject-specific course they should choose.

The concise course consists of a 45-minute core course which can be supplemented with optional courses specific to your area of research.  The 15-minute optional courses should not be used in place of any University of Manchester specific policies and procedures. 

Access to the course is through the following website:

Detailed information on how to register for the course can be found in the Staff guide for the Research Integrity course.  It is imperative that you follow these guidelines so that the University has a record of your completion of the course.

Once you have passed the course you should retain the certificate for your records.  You do not need to send a copy of the certificate to anyone else.

Completion of the course will be monitored and must be repeated every 3 years.

Guidance for PGR students

PGR students are required to complete a 5-hour course which is subject-specific and called Research Integrity (INT version) within Epigeum. 

The subjects are:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Natural and Physical Sciences
  • Social and Behavioural Sciences

If you are unsure which course to take, please consult your supervisor, or look at the Research Integrity PGR Course Guide provided by Epigeum.

Detailed information on how to register for the course can be found in the PGR student guide for the Research Integrity course.

Your Faculty will advise you on how to update your milestone in eProg.

Research Integrity Resources

UK Research Integrity Office

Committee on Publication Ethics

Universities UK concordat to support research integrity

UK Research and Innovation research integrity policies

CRUK - research integrity - guidelines for research conduct