Research integrity, ethics and governance training

Below is an overview of the research integrity, ethics and governance training provided centrally at the University of Birmingham and also details of relevant training provided externally.

Please be aware that further training may be available locally via Schools and Colleges.

Bespoke integrity, ethics and governance training

We are happy to provide bespoke sessions for colleges, schools and research groups on request.

Central ethics process training

The Ethics Team run regular sessions regarding the process of applying for University ethical approval, which are targeted at new research staff and postgraduate research students.

Details of next session/s: 20th November 2019, 2-3pm, room UG10, Murray Learning Centre.

Staff who wish to book onto this session should go to and book online.  

PGR students who wish to book onto this session should email, quoting the relevant course title in the ‘subject’ heading.  Please also provide the date of the session, and your full contact details, in the email.  

You can also self-enrol onto a Canvas course which explains the central ethics process at

Research Integrity modules on Canvas

The University has a number of online Research Integrity modules, which are designed to assist new researcher staff and students in meeting their responsibilities when conducting research.

The modules are located on Canvas, and cover the following disciplines:

Issue covered within the modules include:

  • Researcher responsibilities
  • Research misconduct
  • Training
  • Working with humans and/or animals (and relevant ethical approvals)
  • Financial interests and intellectual property
  • Health and safety
  • Research data
  • Collaborations
  • Publishing (including plagiarism and authorship)
  • Advocacy and responsibility to society

Tips on how to find modules:

  1. Log in to Canvas Learning Environment with your University username/ID and password
  2. The Research Integrity modules are within the ‘Canvas Gallery’ (bottom right corner of Dashboard)
  3. Click on ‘Canvas Gallery’, then ‘Research and Information Skills’ – the Research Integrity modules should be available
  4. Click ‘enrol’ on the relevant module

Other relevant training offered within the University

External training courses


Professional Services