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Module code: GST4
Credits: 5
Semester: 1
International: Yes
Overview Overview

Tuesdays 2-5pm, 21, 28 March, 4, 11, 25 April, 2 May: Foras Feasa Education and Training Lab 1.37: Iontas Building

Module Objective
The aim of the module is to make the doctoral student aware of institutional guidelines concerning research practice and integrity, to highlight important contemporary considerations for proper and ethical research conduct and to imbue awareness of issues concerning research misconduct.

Module Content
The module will involve 6 x 3 hour sessions commencing in second semester.

Teaching and Training Lab, Iontas Building

Session 1: Introduction to the University’s policy on Research Integrity.
Session 2: What are research ethics?
Session 3: The ethical review procedure at NUIM.
Session 4: Research misconduct: case reviews illustrating data fabrication, data manipulation, plagiarism, distinctions between research misconduct and fraud.
Session 5: Good research practice. Topics to include social responsibility, authorship criteria, data protection and sharing, intellectual property, publication bias, p-fishing and other statistical issues, career progression and pressure.
Session 6: Peer presentations of case studies of research misconduct relevant to students’ disciplines of interest.

Open Teaching & Learning methods
Open Assessment
Open Timetable
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