Research Integrity

Research Integrity Training Programme for Research Students

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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. The 2020-21 programme for year-1 research students will launch in November 2020.

The programme includes four training sessions delivered during the academic year, and an online research integrity training module which year-one research students* are required to complete.

The programme consists of: 

(A) Online Research Integrity Training Module

The online module covers every stage of the research process, highlighting the issues that can arise while planning, conducting and reporting research. Participants are required to pass the online module by April 30th 2021.

Available in five discipline areas and featuring a range of interactive activities, the course provides researchers with a better understanding of their obligations and responsibilities as researchers. On passing the online module, participants can print a certificate of completion.


(B) Four Information Sessions: 

  • 10.30-12.00 Nov 26th: Introduction to Research Integrity & launch of the online module (compulsory session for year-one research students*)
  • Data Management & GDPR 
  • Research Ethics Considerations and DCU's Research Ethics Review Process
  • Research Publication: Dissemination & Authorship Issues 
Useful links and supporting documentation

Further information is available from the Research Support website and the Graduate Studies Office

* With the exception of Doctor of Education (EdD) students who are required to complete the programme in year three of registration