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Research Integrity

The University is committed to ensuring that all research carried out under its auspices meets the highest standards of integrity and that an environment of research integrity prevails through the promotion of good research practices, together with the use of fair, effective, and transparent procedures to address research misconduct. Research integrity relates to the performance of research to the highest standards of professionalism and rigour, and to the accuracy and integrity of the research record in publications and elsewhere. University policies and procedures in the area of Research Integrity can be accessed here, while further international and national guidance is available below:

Research Integrity Training

UL offers online training in Research Integrity through the Epigeum training portal. See below details on how to access the programme, along with some guidelines around usage, content, and data protection.

Accessing the training

Users will need to set up an account on the system to access. Steps to follow to access the courses:

  • Go to this link: https://courses.epigeum.com/
  • Click on the user menu on the top-right of the screen, and then on “Register" 
  • Complete the form using your @ul.ie details, ensuring that you enter the following token in the appropriate field: ab030210
  • Once registered, you will receive an email to activate your account. Once you've activated and logged in, you should see the Research Integrity programme under the "My Courses" section of the Epigeum webpage.

Please contact Dr Barry Shanahan, Research Governance Officer, at barry.shanahan@ul.ie if you have any queries.

 

Contact Us 

If we can provide any further information or clarity on the topic of Research Integrity and its implications for your research activity, please don’t hesitate to get in touch:

Each faculty has an identified Research Integrity Champion, with expertise and experience in the area. These individuals will be able to advise you on discipline-specific queries that might arise in the course of your research, and where necessary direct you to appropriate resources elsewhere.

• Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences: Prof. Neil Robinson
• Education & Health Sciences: Dr Ann MacPhail
• Kemmy Business School: Dr Deirdre O’Loughlin
• Science and Engineering: Dr Damien Thompson

The University of Limerick is an associate member of the UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO). UKRIO is an independent organisation who provide free and confidential advice and guidance to the public, researchers, organisations to further good practice in research. Find out more

Research Ethics

UL Research Ethics Governance & Faculty Research Ethics Committee. ULREG (University of Limerick Research Ethics Governance committee) is primarily concerned with research related policies, procedures and governance, whilst all research ethics applications are considered at Faculty level by Research Ethics Committees (RECs). All appeals of Faculty REC decisions are referred to ULREG. Find out more.