Research Integrity: Concise


Research Integrity: Concise (core course)


Professor Nick Steneck, PhD

Nick Steneck is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Michigan. He also works as a global consultant on research integrity and responsible conduct of research training and has published articles on the history of research misconduct policy, responsible conduct of research instruction, the use of animals in research, classified research and academic freedom, and the roles of values in university research. He initiated and co-organised the first two World Conferences on Research Integrity (Lisbon 2007, Singapore 2010) and is one of three co-organisers of the Singapore Statement on Research Integrity.


Dr. Paul Taylor: Australia edition contributor

Dr. Paul Taylor is the Director, Research Integrity, Governance and Systems at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Paul recently started at RMIT after 13 years at the University of Melbourne where he established the Office for Research Ethics and Integrity. Paul has considerable experience in research integrity policy development, research misconduct investigations and in the development and delivery of training and education in research integrity and ethics. He is currently a member of the committee reviewing the 'Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research', an editorial board member for the BioMed Central journal Research Integrity and Peer Review, a member of the International Research Integrity Advisory Board for Epigeum, and has participated in and presented at World Conferences on Research Integrity since Singapore in 2010.


Dr. Daniel Barr: Australia edition contributor

Dr. Daniel Barr recently commenced as the Acting Director of the Office for Research Ethics and Integrity at the University of Melbourne. Dan was awarded an Honours degree in Science and a PhD in Immunology from the University of Melbourne. In 2011, Dan completed postdoctorate research training in Proteomics and obtained a role in research management. He has considerable experience in policy, process, support and education in research ethics and integrity. He also provides advice for research misconduct investigations. Dan is an Honorary Lecturer of the University of Melbourne's Department of Microbiology and Immunology and an Accredited Training Fellow of the Australasian Research Management Society.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand and explain the key responsibilities you have as a researcher; including in areas which you may not be familiar with (delivered via the optional courses)
  • Identify some of the challenges you could face in meeting those responsibilities
  • Apply a range of strategies to deal with the challenges you may face.

This programme consists of the basic core course and additional courses on advanced topics. If you don't know, check with your university to find out which courses you are required to take.

  • Research Integrity: Concise (core course):
    • Module 1: Overview of the responsible conduct of research
    • Module 2: Planning research
    • Module 3: Conducting and interpreting research
    • Module 4: Sharing and publicising data/evidence
    • Module 5: Professional responsibilities
    • Module 6: Australian research integrity framework and policies
    • Module 7: Certification quiz.
  • Optional courses:
    • Human participants protections
    • The humane use and care of animals in research
    • Conflict of interest
    • Safety and health
    • Intellectual property.