Epigeum Registration & Further Information

About the Epigeum Research Integrity Course

The Research Integrity, Second Edition (Ireland) course is an online learning programme designed to support new researchers with good research conduct. Starting with an overview of key responsibilities in the first module, the course goes on to explore the fundamentals of planning, managing, recording and publishing research. The last module covers the wider responsibilities that researchers assume as they develop their careers, from taking on different roles to communicating their findings to the public.

This Irish version has been adapted from the UK version of the course. A small team of experts from the Irish higher education system have thoroughly edited and updated the content to align it with the context of the Irish higher education and research system. This includes adding references to Irish national policies and other relevant policies from European or international sources.

  • Although the main audience for the training is researchers who are starting off on their career, some of the modules in the course are very useful ‘refresher’ courses for experienced researchers.
  • Research Integrity, Second Edition consists of eight core modules and five specialist modules.
  • The National Research Integrity Forum recommends that that early-stage researchers should complete all eight core modules (as a minimum), and that experienced researchers should compete core modules 1 and 2 (as a minimum). 
  • A more comprehensive description of each module is available here, RI 2.0 Course outline.

Core modules


Module 1

Good Research Conduct

Module 2

Irresponsible Research Practices

Module 3

Planning Your Research

Module 4

Managing and Recording Your Research

Module 5

Data Selection, Analysis and Presentation

Module 6

Scholarly Publication

Module 7

Professional Responsibilities

Module 8

Communication, Social Responsibility and Impact

Specialist modules


Module 9

Conflicts of Interest

Module 10

Research Involving Human Participants

Module 11

The Care and Use of Animals in Research

Module 12

Intellectual Property

Module 13

Export Controls


What modules should I take?

  • Research Integrity 2.0 IRE -  as detailed above has 8 core modules and 5 specialist modules. See RI 2.0 Course outline.

The National Research Integrity Forum have made the following recommendations regarding this training:

  • Postgraduate students and early-career researchers: it is recommended that they undertake the 8 core modules.
  • Experienced researchers: it is recommended to take at least the first two core modules and specialist modules that are relevant to their research area. 
  • It is recommended that Research Integrity training should be undertaken/retaken at least once every three years.

How do I register?

Click on the Registration button below and follow the instructions.

You must have/use one of the following UCC email domains in order to register for and access the course: 





Any Queries? Epigeum online Research Integrity UCC contact, researchintegrity@ucc.ie   

UCC has access to our course programme (unlimited users): Research Integrity 2.0 (IRE), core and specialist modules.

How do I access the course?

  • Users will need to set up an account on the system to access, by following the steps below:
    • Go to this link: https://courses.epigeum.com/
    • Click on the user menu and then on “Register" and complete the form
      • IMPORTANT: To register, for all UCC users, the token users should enter in the registration form is f8b19912 
        • Type* f8b19912  into the field entitled 'Token (optional)'
        • *you will need to type in the code rather than using the copy and paste function
      • IMPORTANT - your access is restricted to the following email domains (this means that users can use the above token only if they register with one of these email domains)
    • Once registration is complete, users can log in and access the course. 
    • Email researchintegrity@ucc.ie if you have any issues with access 


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