At the end of this course, you will be able to:
The objective of this training is to disseminate a culture of research integrity within institutions. Rather than passing on knowledge (this is not a learning process), it is a matter of raising awareness of the various issues associated with research integrity and encouraging a critical approach by proposing the basic elements necessary to understand and support the requirements of research integrity. This training aims at:
Since the Singapore Statement on Research Integrity in 2010, the international scientific community has been mobilizing to ensure that the methodological and ethical requirements of research are more clearly stated, in a context where the race for novelty and the introduction of a reinforced competitive logic increase the risks of scientific misconducts. In addition, regulatory strengthening and social responsibility issues require knowledge of fundamental principles of research integrity.
The various research organisations in France have multiplied their initiatives and their convergence has led to the signature of the "charte de déontologie des métiers de la recherche" (Charter of Ethics in Research Professions) by France Universités (Association of Universities and Institutions of Higher Education and Research) and the main research bodies in January 2015. Following the report submitted by Pr. Pierre Corvol in 2016, « Bilan et propositions de mise en œuvre de la charte nationale d’intégrité scientifique » (Assessment and proposals for the implementation of this charter), several decisions were taken, notably:
This mobilization was reinforced at the end of 2021 by the publication of a legislative decree relating to compliance with the requirements of scientific integrity by public establishments and foundations contributing to the public research service. This text introduces into the French law a definition of scientific integrity and the obligation for establishments to ensure the awareness and training of their employees as well as of their students to the requirements of scientific integrity.
Committed to this issue since 2012 with the adoption of a charter of ethic, the University of Bordeaux has developed this course on research integrity, in partnership with France Universités and the main French research bodies (COMETS-CNRS, INSERM and INRAe). With the support of the IdEx and the “Collège des écoles doctorales” of the university of Bordeaux, this course was designed with the involvement of the service in charge of Teaching and innovation support (MAPI) of the university.
This training has been attended by PhD students from the University of Bordeaux since 2017 and by those of several other higher education and research institutions since 2018. It was introduced as a MOOC on FUN from November 2018. Nearly 10,000 learners register for training each year and more than 17,000 successfully obtained a follow-up certificate between November 2018 and July 2022. Among the very many learners who responded to the training evaluation questionnaire, a very large majority consider it useful and believe they have acquired new knowledge.
This sixth session of the MOOC will be open continuously from September 1, 2023 until August 31, 2024.
As soon as it opens, you can set your own work pace and have access to all the educational content and fun and collaborative activities. You will discover a wide variety of tools: campus videos, professors' interviews by PhD students, interviews with experts, testimonials from PhD students, animations, interactive situations, tests to verify the knowledge acquired, films, discussions on forums to enrich your training experience, without forgetting additional resources to enable you to go further. Four support periods (« waves ») will be organized - one each trimester - and will allow you to ask your questions to the pedagogical team. More information is provided in the introductory section "Before you start".
No prerequisites are required to take this course.
This MOOC is primarily intended for young researchers from all disciplinary fields in all universities and other higher education and research establishments in France and abroad. More broadly, it concerns anyone who wonders about honest and responsible research.
This MOOC gives rise to a badge of successful completion. To validate this training, you must obtain at least 80% of correct answers to the four quizzes proposed (one per module). This certificate will be delivered by FUN at the end of each « waves » and directly downloadable on your dashboard. Depending on the date on which you validate the entire training, you will obtain your certificate in January, April, July or October. More information is provided in the introductory section "Before you start".
English and French
All course content, activities, and resources are in English. For accessibility purposes, all videos are subtitled in English and transcripts in.rtf format are available for download. All the proposed contents are also available in French on the French version of the MOOC available here: "Intégrité scientifique dans les métiers de la recherche".
You are free to:
Under the following terms:
You are free to:
Under the following terms: