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Course Module ID Core activities Additional activities Released Status
Research Integrity (Biomedical Sciences) RI 001 5.0 hours 31.5 hours Jul 2012

Overview

This course is designed to help researchers in the biomedical sciences to:

  • Know, understand and explain the key responsibilities they have as researchers
  • Identify the challenges they could face in meeting those responsibilities
  • Be aware of strategies for dealing with pressures and difficult situations.

Syllabus

This course covers all stages of the biomedical sciences research process. Information, practical advice and reflective activities in key areas:

  • Module 1: Introduction: principles and professional responsibilities, dealing with misconduct, mentoring
  • Module 2: Planning: research with human participants, conflicts of interest, workplace safety
  • Module 3: Conducting: data collection, sharing and interpretation
  • Module 4: Reporting: plagiarism, authorship, peer review
  • Module 5: Responsibility to the public and society.

This course contains 13.5 hours of optional activity content and 18 hours of associated peer-to-peer and tutor-led activities.

Contributors

Lead author

Professor Raymond De Vries

Professor, Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School

Lead reviewer

Dr Karen Melham

Researcher in Ethics, Centre for Health Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX), University of Oxford

Research Integrity (Natural and Physical Sciences) RI 002 4.5 hours 31.0 hours Jul 2012

Overview

This course is designed to help researchers in the natural and physical sciences to:

  • Know, understand and explain the key responsibilities they have as researchers
  • Identify the challenges they could face in meeting those responsibilities
  • Be aware of strategies for dealing with pressures and difficult situations.

Syllabus

This course covers all stages of the natural and physical sciences research process. Information, practical advice and reflective activities in key areas:

  • Module 1: Introduction: principles and professional responsibilities, dealing with misconduct, mentoring
  • Module 2: Planning: research with human participants, conflicts of interest, workplace safety
  • Module 3: Conducting: data collection, sharing and interpretation
  • Module 4: Reporting: plagiarism, authorship, peer review
  • Module 5: Responsibility to the public and society.

This course contains 13 hours of optional activity content and 18 hours of associated peer-to-peer and tutor-led activities.

Contributors

Lead author

Dr Terry May

Faculty Conflict of Interest Information Officer, Michigan State University

Lead reviewer

Dr Richard Sugrue

Head of the Division of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University

Research Integrity (Engineering and Technology) RI 003 4.0 hours 25.0 hours Jul 2012

Overview

This course is designed to help researchers in engineering and technology to:

  • Know, understand and explain the key responsibilities they have as researchers
  • Identify the challenges they could face in meeting those responsibilities
  • Be aware of strategies for dealing with pressures and difficult situations.

Syllabus

This course covers all stages of the engineering and technology research process. Information, practical advice and reflective activities in key areas:

  • Module 1: Introduction: principles and professional responsibilities, dealing with misconduct, mentoring
  • Module 2: Planning: conflicts of interest, workplace safety
  • Module 3: Conducting: data collection, sharing and interpretation
  • Module 4: Reporting: plagiarism, authorship, peer review
  • Module 5: Responsibility to the public and society.

This course contains 11.5 hours of optional activity content and 13.5 hours of associated peer-to-peer and tutor-led activities.

Contributors

Lead author

Dr Lorelle Meadows

Assistant Dean of Academic Programs, College of Engineering, University of Michigan

Lead reviewer

Professor Janusz Bialek

Research Director, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, Durham University

Research Integrity (Social and Behavioural Sciences) RI 004 5.0 hours 31.5 hours Jul 2012

Overview

This course is designed to help researchers in the social and behavioural sciences to:

  • Know, understand and explain the key responsibilities they have as researchers
  • Identify the challenges they could face in meeting those responsibilities
  • Be aware of strategies for dealing with pressures and difficult situations.

Syllabus

This course covers all stages of the social and behaviioural sciences research process. Information, practical advice and reflective activities in key areas:

  • Module 1: Introduction: principles and professional responsibilities, dealing with misconduct, mentoring
  • Module 2: Planning: research with human participants, conflicts of interest, workplace safety
  • Module 3: Conducting: data collection, sharing and interpretation
  • Module 4: Reporting: plagiarism, authorship, peer review
  • Module 5: Responsibility to the public and society.

This course contains 13.5 hours of optional activity content and 18 hours of associated peer-to-peer and tutor-led activities.

Contributors

Lead author

Professor Melissa Anderson

Professor of Higher Education, Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy & Development, University of Minnesota

Lead reviewer

Dr Ren Yi

Director of the Higher Degree Research Office, Macquarie University

Research Integrity (Arts and Humanities) RI 005 4.0 hours 27.5 hours Jul 2012

Overview

This course is designed to help researchers in the arts and humanities to:

  • Know, understand and explain the key responsibilities they have as researchers
  • Identify the challenges they could face in meeting those responsibilities
  • Be aware of strategies for dealing with pressures and difficult situations.

Syllabus

This course covers all stages of the arts and humanities research process. Information, practical advice amd reflective activities in key areas:

  • Module 1: Introduction: principles and professional responsibilities, dealing with misconduct, mentoring
  • Module 2: Planning: conflicts of interest, workplace safety
  • Module 3: Conducting: collecting, sharing and interpreting research data and material
  • Module 4: Reporting: plagiarism, authorship, peer review
  • Module 5: Responsibility to the public and society.

This course contains 12.5 hours of optional activity content and 15 hours of associated peer-to-peer and tutor-led activities.

Contributors

Lead author

Dr Andrew Rawnsley

Executive Committee, UK Council for Graduate Education

Lead reviewer

Professor Karen Ross

Professor of Media and Public Communication, University of Liverpool

Expert contributors include

  • Dr Andrew Rawnsley

    Author

    Executive Committee, UK Council for Graduate Education

  • Tony Mayer

    UK/International editor

    Europe Representative, Nanyang Technological University

  • Dr Karen Melham

    Reviewer

    Researcher in Ethics, Centre for Health Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX), University of Oxford

Development group members

  • Brunel University, United Kingdom
  • Dublin City University, Ireland
  • Durham University, United Kingdom
  • Edith Cowan University, Australia
  • European Molecular Biology Organization
  • King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Saudi Arabia
  • Lancaster University, United Kingdom
  • Macquarie University, Australia
  • Michigan State University
  • Michigan Technological University
  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • NUI Galway, Ireland
  • University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland
  • University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
  • University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
  • University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Wayne State University
  • Western Michigan University