Research Integrity

Research Integrity Training Programme for Research Students


Research Integrity Training Programme

Research Integrity Training Programme

DCU's Research Integrity Programme, jointly developed by Research Support and the Graduate Studies Office, is delivered by DCU staff with expertise in research integrity issues.


Research Integrity Training Programme

Research Integrity Programme Elements

This programme includes a number of online training sessions delivered during the academic year and a compulsory online research integrity training course which all Year-1 Master's by Research/PhD students, Year-3 Professional Doctorate students and advanced entry students are required to complete by May 1st annually.




Programme Details

Compulsory Online Research Integrity Training Course on Loop

The compulsory online Loop course (Epigeum) covers every stage of the research process, highlighting the issues that can arise while planning, conducting and reporting research.

Featuring a range of interactive activities, this compulsory course provides participants with a better understanding of their obligations and responsibilities as researchers.

Research students undertaking the programme in 2023-24 are required to pass the online course and download a Certificate of Completion by May 1st 2024.



Online Training Sessions (x4):

Semester One:
1 Introduction to Research Integrity - compulsory session
Semester Two:
2 Data Management & GDPR 
3 Ethical Considerations & DCU's Research Ethics Review Process  
4  Research Publication: Dissemination & Authorship Issues & the Dilemma Game


Useful links and supporting documentation


Postgraduate Research/GSO Contact Point

Sharon King, Graduate Studies Office