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New Modules Available to Introduce Undergraduates to Research Integrity

Introducing undergraduates to the principles of research integrity is as important as teaching them research methods and best practices for reproducibility and replicability. Now you can provide this introduction in an effective, time-efficient way with a cluster of self-directed, interactive modules that can be incorporated into your courses or assigned to your mentees and research assistants. Modules available right now include:

  • Introduction to Research Integrity
  • Research Misconduct
  • Your Research Mentor

The modules are offered as mini-courses in Blackboard. Students will find instructions for enrolling in the library guide Research Integrity Modules. Mentors and instructors can track completion of the modules by following the instructions in the guide.

These modules were developed by a U of A team representing the Honors College, the Office of Undergraduate Research, the Office of Research Integrity and Compliance and the University Libraries. This team welcomes your questions, feedback and suggestions for developing additional modules. Please contact Melody Herr.

Research Integrity and Compliance Events & Meetings

Committee meetings will be conducted via Teams or Zoom until further notice.

Here is a complete list of Research Integrity and Compliance events.

Research Integrity and Compliance News