Exploring Ethics in Research (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)
Duration 0.5 days
Training Units 1.0
Team Researcher Academy

This course is delivered by the Researcher Academy

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: Postgraduate Research Students and Research Staff in the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences.

Most relevant to those in the early stages of their doctorate or new to research within a UK University.

This course is part of the M&HS Faculty Training Programme and N-trans training programme, which are convened by Researcher Academy.

A short, small group interactive workshop
Course description

This workshop will focus on the ethical thinking underpinning regulations surrounding research involving human subjects. The course will not cover how to write an ethics submission or the specifics of the regulations and governance (see Research ethics and the ethics review process for doctoral research)

To gain an overview of the ethical issues associated with research involving human subjects

By the end of the course you will have knowledge of:
  • the ethical issues relating to clinical research involving human subjects and tissue
  • how people make ethical decisions

Related courses

M&HS Faculty Training Programme/N-trans

·        A question of ethics: the use of humans and animals in biomedical research 

Researcher Academy-Researcher development programme

·        Research ethics and the ethics review process for doctoral research (all disciplines)

Mapping to the Researcher Development Framework

B1: Personal Qualities

C1: Professional Conduct

Course dates for 2019/20 will be published in early October 2019.  If there are no dates listed below then the instance(s) of the course has (have) already taken place for 2019/20 academic year.

Booking Conditions

Latecomer policy

Researchers should plan to arrive prior to the advertised course start time. Except for exceptional reasons, there will be no admittance to a Researcher Academy or Faculty Training Programme (FTP) course 15 minutes after the advertised course start time.

Importance of booking commitment

When booking on to a Researcher Academy short course you are entering into a commitment to attend. If you find that you are no longer available to attend you MUST cancel your place (on the system if more than three days before the course) or if at short notice by emailing pg-training@nottingham.ac.uk. This will ensure that your place can be offered to another researcher on the waiting list. Failure to cancel a place results in other researchers missing out on places through the waiting list process.

It is unacceptable for researchers to just not attend when booked onto a course. Researcher Academy maintains records of those who repeatedly do not attend courses they have booked. This may affect future eligibility to book onto further Researcher Academy courses and will affect considerations for Researcher Academy funded opportunities.

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