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Research Integrity Training

As of August 2020, access to the Research Integrity courses has changed.  The information below contains updated information on how to access the new platform.

All staff whose job involves research are required to take the Research Integrity Concise course as provided by Epigeum. 

PGR students are required to take a longer course Research Integrity, Second Edition

Supervisors of PGR students are advised to familiarise themselves with the content from Research Integrity, Second Edition.

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 longer course (Research Integrity, Second Edition) to see what their PGR students will be learning.

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.

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 longer course called Research Integrity, Second Editionwithin 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

Russell Group Research Integrity Statement of Cooperation

UKRIO Integrity in Practice Toolkit

UKRI good research hub 

Trusted Research