Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Research ethics and integrity

This online course is designed to help researchers understand the core principles of research ethics and integrity.

Research ethics and integrity underpins excellent research, and is at the heart of what constitutes good research practice. Here you can find training developed to support researchers from all disciplines and at various stages of their career paths to enhance their research practice, as well as further support for research integrity.

Introduction to Research Ethics and Integrity

About the online course

Online training that will introduce key concepts of research ethics and integrity and provide an overview of the issues you need to consider.

This online training course has been developed to support researchers from all disciplines and at various stages of their career paths to enhance their research practice. This training will introduce the concepts of research ethics and integrity, a core part of good research practice.

By the end of the training you will:

  • Develop a greater understanding of the core principles and practices of responsible and ethical research conduct, and;
  • Be able to discern what areas may need further support or training to enhance your research practice.

This training will link to further guidance and training available within the University of Edinburgh, and collate key sources of information for further support.

Please note this training is still in development. Therefore only parts of the training are currently available. Further updates are expected to be available in autumn 2023.

How to enrol

Please complete this registration form to request access to the course.  You will receive access to this course within 48 hours of completing this form and will receive an email to confirm your enrolment.

Will my attendance be recorded?

This course does not currently monitor completion. However, we may provide enrolment information to Schools or Colleges on request. The IAD will not issue a certificate of attendance.

Who do I contact if I have comments or problems accessing the course?

If you have problems accessing the course please email

We welcome comments on the course so please contact us if you have any feedback.  

Further support for research integrity

The University of Edinburgh’s central webpages on Research Integrity has further guidance on relevant policies, codes of practice, further training options, guidance and support, and can be accessed via the Edinburgh Research Office.

For up to date information and further details please visit the Edinburgh Research Office website