Research Integrity: CONCISE (Standalone online learning course)
Duration 0.5 days
Training Units 0.5
Team The Graduate School

This course is delivered by the Graduate School

The Graduate School 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.

This is a standalone (self-study) online course. This course is delivered entirely online via an external host. You may access the course as often as you like.

This could be your first introduction to Research Integrity before exploring the more detailed Research Integrity course, or a refresher for the more experienced.

The course consists of a core module which is an overview of the responsible conduct of research and the challenges researchers face in meeting them and five optional modules.

Optional modules include:

  1. Human subjects protections
  2. The humane use and care of animals in research
  3. Conflict of interest
  4. Safety and health
  5. Intellectual property

The course is short and easy to digest, covers the basics and could help any greater learning needs. There is no University of Nottingham specific content. The entire course takes approx. 45 minutes to complete.

Accessing the course
The link to the course together with the token needed for access can be found from this Moodle page:

If you have any problems accessing the course please contact in the first instance.

Queries about Research Integrity Graduate School training generally can be directed to

Training points
You can download your completion certificate from the host server once you have completed the course e.g. for any personal development portfolio or evidence of completion. However, as an externally hosted course, Training points are awarded on a termly basis by the Graduate School for this course.

Related courses
The full 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. All information about the course and how to gain access can be found here:

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 Graduate School or Faculty Training Programme (FTP) course 15 minutes after the advertised course start time.

Importance of booking commitment

When booking on to a Graduate School 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 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. The Graduate School maintains records of those who repeatedly do not attend courses they have booked. This may affect future eligibility to book onto further Graduate School courses and will affect considerations for Graduate School funded opportunities.



Pre-Requisites Pre-requisites 
To study this course you must have access to the internet and use a University of Nottingham email account.
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