Conducting research to the highest standards

Find about the support available to help you conduct research to the highest standards

Research Integrity and Ethics Training

As part of a community of researchers that brings together excellence and innovation, we all have a commitment to upholding the highest standards of integrity and adhering to ethical frameworks when conducting research.

To help support you in conducting research to the highest standards of integrity we have developed an online resource in Minerva that aims to introduce you to the standards required, the procedures that need to be followed and the ethical concerns that need to be considered when undertaking your research here at the University of Leeds.

  • Research Integrity involves planning, conducting and publishing your research to the highest standards this means being honest, transparent and thorough in what you are doing.
  • Research Ethics involves considering any ethical issues in your research, this means ensuring you show care and respect to all participants and the environment and that you are aware of the wider implications your research may have on society and the wider research community.

The online resource has been split into sections to help you navigate it and access the correct level of support you require.
The sections are explained below:

Image showing 3 boxes explaining the different sections of the research integrity and ethics resource as: Core sections, case studies and specialised support.

The core sections and the case studies are self-paced and have been designed for you to keep referring back to it and revisiting them whenever you need to. We recommend if you are new to the University research community that you complete the core sections as soon as possible before moving on to exploring case studies and the more specialised support.

The specialised section features a mixture of face-to-face sessions (when we are back on campus), online live sessions, asynchronous training and networks to support development in specific areas.

Research involving animals is carried out in line with Home Office requirements and guidance and is reviewed separately by the University’s Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body. Further information can be obtained by contacting the University’s Home Office Liaison Officer at h.o.admin@leeds.ac.uk and on the animal research webpages.

Access training and support

Access the online resource to find the research integrity and ethics training and support you need. This is only available if you have a University of Leeds login.

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