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UCD Office of Research Ethics

An Oifig Eitic Thaighde UCD

Research Ethics Training & Guidance


We provide half-day or full-day workshops, seminars and presentations on the following topics:

  • Ethics Application Process
  • Information Sheet & Informed Consent
  • Ethics & Vulnerable Groups - Children & the elderly
  • Ethics & Vulnerable Groups - Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Prisoners & the Disabled
  • Exemptions Explained
  • Data Protection & Management
  • Ethics & Health Issues

Workshops for Academic Staff:

Half-day workshops for academic staff, including supervisors, interested in knowing more about how ethical reviews and exemptions are processed. These workshops are designed to assist staff/supervisors in speeding up the review process for their postgraduate students. 

Workshops for Postgraduates:

We provide seminars and presentations for groups of 6 or more postgraduates which can either be incorporated into existing modules or provided as one-off sessions. 

If you, or your school/college, would like more information on any of the above or would like to arrange a workshop or seminar please email your request to:

Research Integrity Online Courses

On-line Courses in Research Integrity are now available to UCD Faculty, Students, and Postdoctoral Researchers/Scholars via UCD Blackboard. UCD  has partnered with other International Universities to support the development of five on-line courses through Epigeum addressing Research Integrity from the perspective of individuals in Natural & Physical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Arts & Humanities, and Engineering & Technology. Topics covered include a general introduction to research integrity, data management, assignment of authorship, the mentor-mentee relationship, conflicts of interest, the publication process, and issues relating to human subjects, peer review, publication, and responsibilities to society.

Courses can be accsessed via UCD Blackboard (reseth101: Research Ethics). You can also download 2 flyers with general information about this course and its objectives:

EPIGEUM Research Integrity Online Course Flyer 1

EPIGEUM Research Integrity Online Course Flyer 2