Research integrity training: knowledge clip 1: the basics

Knowledge clip 1: the basics 

Knowledge clip 1 is a general and rather theoretical introduction about what research integrity is, and why it is important, incl. all the technical jargon. Using the ALLEA code, it is explained how researchers can behave in an integer way and what kind of behaviour should be avoided. The topic of research integrity is put in the broader perspective of professional responsibility. 

The clip can be used as opener or in addition to further exploration or exercises in the topic (see further in this tip).

It is advisable to watch clip 1 before starting with training research integrity. 


This clip dates from March 2024.


Content links from the clip

The knowledge clip often refers to additional interpretation or material to shape your own insights but also your intended training course. We list them here:

CC license for reuse of material
European Code of Conduct on Research Integrity
Virtues in research integrity (list)
Quote ‘no first class research’
Quote ‘not by default’

Alternatives (last slide)
Introduction to research integrity
Mind the GAP: an online tool on Good Academic research Practices
Introduction of virtue ethics to research integrity

In general, following links are always useful to consult: 
Movie + online tool – On being a scientist
Wiki platform on research integrity


The research integrity training knowledge clips: a series of 7 clips 

This video is part of Ghent University’s knowledge clips on training research integrity. In total there are 7 clips:
Knowledge clip 1 – presentation: the basics
Knowledge clip 2 – presentation: the trainer perspective
Knowledge clip 3 – exercise: the good researcher
Knowledge clip 4 – exercise: the lab
Knowledge clip 5 – exercise: the dilemma game
Knowledge clip 6 – exercise: the middle position
Knowledge clip 7 – exercise: closure

Knowledge clip 1 and 2 have a theoretical approach. Clip 2 is more reflexive on the role of the teacher/trainer.

Clips 3 to 7 each deal with a different learning or exercise format and are directly applicable, both in terms of the content of the 'learning material' and in terms of support material for the teacher/trainer.


It is advisable to watch clip 1 and clip 2 first. The other clips can be used according to one’s own needs. The exercises are based on existing training material (in particular from the VIRT2UE project). The exercises were finetuned to fit better into the training context at Ghent University.


The clips aim to inspire and support (future) research integrity trainers. Both the theoretical background and the exercises can be used in different training settings, e.g., in a research environment (for example as postdoc in your research group, as group leader; professor or PI, etc.) or in the regular educational setting (as a teacher in BaMa courses).


Attention to the concept of research integrity is a prerequisite for quality work in all of academia. 


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Last modified March 25, 2024, 1:20 p.m.