Research Ethics for Doctoral Researchers (online)
Duration 2 hours
Training Points 2.0
Team Researcher Academy
This course will be delivered as a webinar by an external tutor for the Researcher Academy

The Researcher Academy courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you. Semester 1 courses will be available for booking from the second week of October and Semester 2 courses from the second week of February.

Target Audience:
early stage postgraduate research students

Considering the ethical issues surrounding your research and gaining the approval of relevant review boards is an essential part of the doctoral process. This webinar is an abridged version of the standard face-to-face course. It is ideal for doctoral students in the early stages of their research who would like to explore the ethical issues and requirements potentially relevant to their work. 


This session will:

  • Outline the University's Code of Research Conduct and Research Ethics;
  • Consider Research Ethics and ethical concepts such as informed consent, protection of vulnerable groups, and safety; and
  • Help researchers to identify potential ethical concerns in their research project and how best to mitigate them.

Aims/ Objectives:

  • To gain an understanding of Research Ethics principles and good research conduct.
  • To gain an understanding of Researcher responsibility.
  • To gain an understanding of Research Ethics review and triggers for Ethical concern.

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences provides specific training programme/course for researchers working in clinical research involving human tissue or animals.  Researchers planning to undertake take clinical research with patients or their data will still benefit from this course.


The webinar will involve a mixture of presentation, discussion and examination of case-studies addressing particular ethical challenges.

Related Courses:

Research Integrity: Concise online course. This standalone online course is designed to strengthen your awareness of your own responsibilities and accountability when planning and conducting research and provides guidance on what to do should things go wrong.

Research Integrity: Comprehensive (Standalone online learning course). This is a substantial course for those who require much more detail, interactivity, University of Nottingham content (UK/ China/ Malaysia), more training points, or simply to dip into, to find up to date or local information. 

Booking Conditions:

Our webinars/ online courses are very popular, especially in the current period and we are experiencing large volumes of people on our waiting lists.  

Please do let us know if you would like to cancel your place on this course so we can offer your place to another delegate. 

Please note, attendances for webinars/ online courses will still be recorded and corresponding training points, when shown as available, will be awarded.


Webinar Access Instructions 

This session may be recorded. If a recording is kept of the session, then please note, that it may be made available to the wider University of Nottingham researcher community.

This is an online session within Microsoft Teams. On the day of the session please use the link in this email to join the meeting. Please do not click the link in this email until the day of the session.

You will need a headset or speakers for the webinar and we recommend that you join 10 minutes before the webinar is due to start so that you can test them. Please mute your microphone, switch off your webcam and open the chat box function as you join the Teams meeting. Any questions can be asked via the chat box.

LocationStart DateAll DatesTimesPlaces AvailableBook
Online Course16 June 202116 June 20212:00pm - 4:00pm0Add to Waiting List