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Research Ethics

Training Opportunities

For all researchers and students:

Both online training programmes (including end of course quiz) should be completed:

  • Becoming an Ethical Researcher
  • Research Ethics in Practice

You will need to set up an account on the system to access. Following these steps to access the courses :

  • Go to this link:
  • Click on the user menu and “Register” by completing the form
  • The token you should enter in the registration form is 02d34ae8IMPORTANT – your token is restricted to the email domain, which means you can only use this token if you register with this email domain.
  • An activation link will be sent to the e-mail address you entered.  You must activate the account by clicking on the activation link when you get the e-mail before you login.  NOTE: If you do not receive this email, check your SPAM mail.
  • Once registration is complete, you can log in by following this link:

Other training opportunities for Staff and Postgraduate Research Students (PGRs):

For Staff: RKE Development Framework –  Legal, BU Sponsorship & Governance Workshop – contact Organisational Development. See Research & Knowledge Exchange Development Framework Programme

For PGRs: PGR Development Workshops (Ethics: Ethical value, practice and standards and Research ethics approval process at BU) – contact the Doctoral College
For Staff: Doctoral Supervision – contact the Doctoral College 
For Staff: Experienced Supervisory Development – contact the Doctoral College

External Resources

Medical Research Council (MRC Regulatory Support Centre) has useful onlines resources available (they are free to access, all you need to do is set up a user account) see:

  • Research, GDPR and confidentiality

FutureLearn – a digital education platform owned by the Open University.  They offer free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that you can sign up to and work through at your own pace.  There are a couple of courses which cover: