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This 2.5 hour interactive online MSD Skills training course is suitable for all postgraduate research students and postdoctoral early career researchers keen to avoid scientific misconduct.


What kind of scientist are you?

Are you dodgy and deceptive, with a sense of entitlement and runaway ambition leading you to fudge data, hack p-values and regard publication by any means as more valuable than the scientific truths of the universe!?

Or, would you describe yourself as an honest, open and accountable researcher with high standards and a disinterested approach, entirely motivated by your small contribution to collective knowledge?

Whoever you are, you are welcome to this online workshop which uses short presentations and interactive sessions to examine examples of bad research design, shoddy results and scientific misconduct giving you the opportunity to consider day to day scientific methods through a critical lens. By the end participants will be equipped with the means to identify quality science and conduct their own research with integrity.


This course will cover the following topics:

-           Introduction: Science as it should be.

-          Misconduct in the life-cycle of a Scientist.

-          Consequences of misconduct.

-           A career with integrity.

Please make sure you read all of the sections below relating to how the course will work, and the survey and attendance certificate policy.


At the end of the course, participants will be able to

  • Identify quality science
  • Understand the causes and consequences of scientific misconduct
  • Conduct your own research with integrity


Maximum 24


Booking confirmation and reminder emails will send you the link for the live interactive sessions (held in Zoom) and joining instructions. To join the session, you can click on the link 15 minutes before the session.


A good internet connection, uninterrupted time, camera and microphone enabled on your PC.


It is now a requirement that you complete the three short questions in the survey you receive after attending the course. Once you have submitted the survey, you will be sent an email with a link to your attendance certificate. This is to ensure we receive the feedback we need to evaluate and improve our courses. Survey results are downloaded and stored anonymously.


Where there is no cost in the shopping trolley, no deposit is required. However, more than two consecutive non-attendances or late cancellations (made less than 72 hours before the course starts) without good reason will be logged and may mean you cannot attend any further MSD training that term. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for further information.