Training in research ethics

The University offers training to staff to ensure researchers can demonstrate awareness of the ethical implications of their research.

Training enables University staff and students to strive for the highest standards of ethics and integrity when conducting research. Continual engagement with training in research ethics and integrity helps to ensure research is conducted to the highest standards.

Mandatory Epigeum research ethics modules

Before University staff and postgraduate research students begin a research study, they must complete the Epigeum training courses for research ethics and research integrity. It is highly recommended that undergraduate and postgraduate taught students undertake the training before beginning their research projects.

The course consists of modules which facilitate learning of the important aspects of research ethics and research integrity.

To visit this course, follow the instructions on accessing the Epigeum modules on research integrity and research ethics

Please see the following guide for support in locating your Epigeum training certificate number.

Reviewer training module

All University Research Ethics Committee members should undertake the University reviewer training module.

Other available training

For further learning and training resources on reserarch ethics, consider the following resources:

The Medical Research Council offer a range of courses on topics such as confidentiality; data protection; human tissue; Good Clinical Practice etc.

The Global Health Network offer a range of courses on topics such as informed consent; sharing research data; participatory visual methods; ethics in global health emergencies etc.

The Health Research Authority offer a range of course on topics such as research involving participants lacking mental capacity; human tissue; research involving ionising radiation etc.

For further details of specific training in research ethics that may be available, please contact the research ethics team by email

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