Research integrity training: knowledge clip 2: the trainer perspective

Knowledge clip 2: the trainer perspective 

In order to make a successful training module, stand-alone or as part of another course, there are some terms and conditions you as a teacher/trainer need to consider, in terms of the design, the content of the training and the characteristics of the trainer. This clip can be seen as a preparatory background exercise to the why and how of integrity training. In that sense it differs from the other knowledge clips; it is aimed at the trainers themselves and the content is more reflective in nature and contains tips and tricks, rather than prepared teaching material.

It is important that all teachers/trainers go through clip 1 and 2 before starting to develop or deliver training. This can be done on an individual basis but the presentation is also suitable for small groups of teachers/trainers who want to prepare training courses together e.g. as part of a learning line research integrity.


This clip dates from March 2024.


Content links from the clip

The tool 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
Quote ‘no first class research’
Quote ‘not by default’
VIRT2EU training guide

Introduction to research integrity

Mind the GAP: an online tool on Good Academic research Practices

Debate vs dialogue

Chatham House Rule


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 1 deals with the concept of research integrity. 

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, 6:32 p.m.