An Introduction to Virtue-based Ethics and Integrity in Research
Thursday 28 April & Tuesday 10 May, 10.00-12.30 (online via Zoom)
Note: Participants must attend both sessions.
The concept and importance of an understanding of Research Integrity has becoming increasingly significant for researchers in an ever-competitive environment. As regulators and funders turn their attentions to promoting healthy research cultures, it is important for all researchers to be aware of how they can work on their own practices and attitudes that support collaborative and collegiate ways of working.
Over two sessions attendees will:
- Consider what research integrity is and how it is related to the concept of research misconduct
- Reflect on how virtues are important in research integrity
- Be provided with an opportunity to bring their own dilemmas for discussion (in confidence)
- Engage in practical exercises to develop an understanding of values in research integrity
To prepare for each session, attendees will be asked to work through a small number of modules on the Embassy of Good Science website and reflect on a personal dilemma that could be discussed by the group.
About the facilitator: Dr Antony Walsh has been the Research Governance Officer at the University since April 2016.
Based in Research and Enterprise Services he leads the Research Ethics, Integrity and Governance Team which supports and advises researchers in navigating ethical research practice across the broad range of research undertaken at Sussex.
As the institutional lead on Research Integrity he works closely with the Provost within the context of the Procedure for the Investigation of Allegations of Misconduct in Research.