Welcome to Research Integrity for Experienced Researchers! This course focuses on the core responsibilities required of senior researchers throughout the research lifecycle, addressing key topics around professional behaviours, the research process and collaboration.
If this is the first time you have accessed the Research Integrity for Experienced Researchers course, or if you need a brief reminder, here is some information on how the screens are organised, and some of the tools and features that are used throughout:
We aim to make our courses as accessible as possible. However, in case you find any of our interactive activities difficult to operate via mouse, keyboard or any other means, we provide a 'text only version' for every screen, which will present the content in a simplified, text-based format. This includes transcripts for video and audio files, increased font sizes for greater readability.
Look out for the descriptionText/print version button, located at the top right of any screen in the course, to toggle this feature.
You may also use this feature to activate a print-friendly version of any screen, in case you would like to print and keep the content for your notes.
Throughout this course, you will find additional information in 'pods'. Exploring these pods will enrich your learning experience, as they contain extra content to expand on key points from the main screen, as well as links to useful external resources:
The poll questions in some modules are designed to help you:
When answering a poll question, you may view the results of how other learners have answered, with responses displayed as percentages. All responses are anonymous.
If you have any concerns about your research context or find that you have an outlying perspective, you should talk with a mentor or trusted colleague to get advice.
At the end of each module, you have the opportunity to test your learning with a multiple-choice quiz. This consists of ten questions with up to four possible answers for you to select the correct one.
This course is designed to enhance your understanding of the topics covered. You can complete the modules in the order given, or you can access them individually according to your own requirements and those of your institution.
If you require technical support with using the course, please refer to the help_outlineTechnical support button, located at the top right of any screen in the course.
Research is carried out with a high level of integrity if it upholds values of honesty, rigour, transparency and open communication, as well as care and respect for those involved in research and accountability for a positive research environment (UK Research and Innovation).
Whilst the specific ways in which researchers work will vary across institutions and disciplines, the principles of research integrity are universal. This course, designed for more experienced researchers, focuses on three broad areas that can support and promote research integrity: professional behaviours, the research process and collaboration. Within each broad area, specific topics are introduced that intend to raise awareness of key issues and challenges, and in turn help researchers to navigate these.
The course is designed to be relevant to researchers from all disciplinary backgrounds and includes a number of interactive exercises that bring the foundational content to life through real-world, relatable examples.
Will Harvey is inaugural Professor of Leadership at the University of Bristol Business School. He is an International Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation and Chair of the Board of Libraries Unlimited. Will advises leaders on reputation, talent management and leadership.
Marcus Munafò is Professor of Biological Psychology, Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research Culture and Medical Research Council Investigator at the University of Bristol. His research focuses on health behaviours and mental health. He also has research interests in scientific reproducibility and is chair of the UK Reproducibility Network Steering group.
Wilma Alexander is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy with Master's degrees in Human-Computer Interaction, Linguistics and Information Science. She has over 15 years of experience as a manager with the online learning team at the University of Edinburgh, where she specialised in usable and accessible digital practice, tutored on the groundbreaking Master's degree in Digital Education and developed online staff training on accessible e-learning and online tutoring skills. Since retiring from the University at the end of 2015, Wilma has provided consultancy services on all aspects of online learning, with a special focus on accessibility and usability issues.
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