UCD is strongly committed to the highest standards of integrity in all aspects of research.
Research Integrity Training is a compulsory element of all Research Degree programmes for students admitted after 31 August 2019. Students admitted before this date may also take the training.
This training requirement can be met during your research programme by taking either:
These Research Integrity training courses provide you with an opportunity to better understand your obligations and responsibilities as researchers, identify the challenges you could face in meeting those responsibilities and practical advice on how to deal with complex situations in which you may find yourself.
Learn More: explore the University Research Integrity Policy
This online Research Integrity course provides you, as an early stage researcher, with an opportunity to better understand your obligations and responsibilities along with practical advice on how to deal with complex situations in which you may find yourself. This course will help you develop self-assessment techniques which will be invaluable throughout your career.
Upon successful completion of the multiple-choice quiz at the end of the course, you will be able to download a certificate. Having this certificate meets the university requirement for graduate research students to satisfactorily complete research integrity training, prior to submission of your thesis at the completion of your research programme.
UCD is a member of the Irish Universities Association’s Research Integrity Forum. This Forum negotiated a National Subscription for an online Research Integrity Training Course for research students and faculty from Epigeum. Epigeum is a leading provider of online courses for the university sector. Courses are developed through global collaboration of experts and partner universities including UCD. This is funded by the IUA, THEA, HRB, IRC, SFI, EI, DAFM, EPA, Teagasc and the Marine Institute.
The Dilemma Game app has been developed by Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and confronts researchers with difficult dilemmas in the context of a critical dialogue, supporting them in further developing their own 'moral compass'.
When you log into Brightspace, click on the 'EXPLORE' link and it should be the first module presented to you, under the "My Modules" section, called "Research Integrity Training".
The expected time to complete is 300 minutes/5 hours but it may take longer depending on the individual.
Please note that you must complete sections 1-8 to recieve the certificate that will meet the universitey requirements
No, you may log on and off the course as needed until you have completed the course, passed successfully and are ready to download your certificate. Please keep your certificate safe as this will be requested by funding agencies as proof that you have successfully completed the course.
In order to meet the requirements of the Academic Regulations, you need to complete sections 1-8 inclusive, and to complete the quiz at the end of each section. The passmark is 80% in each section. You can retake any quiz, to reach this passmark.
You must achieve a minimum of 80% in the test at the end of the course to be successful and have the ability to download the certificate.
Yes, The National Policy Statement on Ensuring Research Integrity in Ireland was published in June 2014. The signatories to the statement are the main research-performing and research-funding organisations in Ireland. They have agreed the following four commitments:
Within the Research Integrity Course is appropriate to all disciplines and you can choose activities/ scenarios from the following areas of research i.e.
Learn more about policies & procedures relating to Research Integrity at UCD