Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Ethics in Research & Scholarship Certificate

Earn a certificate for Ethics in Research and Scholarship (Without extending your coursework at UNI!)

  • Learn how ethical issues are addressed in a variety of research/scholarship fields
  • Become a more ethically professional scholar/researcher
  • Meet faculty and students from other disciplines across campus
  • Distinguish your resume and CV

This certificate option is open to graduate and undergraduate students in ALL MAJORS, as well as any interested faculty or staff member.

Certificate in Ethics in Research and Scholarship Flyer (PDF)

To earn the certificate, you must complete a two part process. There is no time limit for completion.

PART A:  Responsible Conduct of Research

Participate in at least 4 research ethics-related workshops or panel discussions sponsored by Research & Sponsored Programs, UNI Business Ethics Chair, Graduate College, and other partners, during one or more semesters. Please visit the RSP Training and Events page for more information on each session. 

Part A options coming up are:  


Ethical Data Management & Presentation

Thursday, September 12th, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00 pm, CME 109P.  Registration requested.

2019 OHRP Exploratory Workshop – Privacy & Health Research in a Data-Driven World (Live Webcast)  

Thursday, September 19th, 2019, 7:15 am - 3:15 pm.  Visit the 2019 OHRP Exploratory Workshop page for the access link and event agenda.  (Please note that this sessions counts for 1 credit total). 

Social Responsibility in Research

Thursday, September 26th, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00 pm, CME 109P.  Registration requested.

Ethical Issues in Qualitative Research

Monday, October 28th, 2019, 3:00 - 4:00 pm, MAU, Presidential RoomRegistration requested.

Transparency and Integrity in Quantitative Research

Thursday, October 31st, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00 pm, Rod Library 287.  Registration requested.


PART B:  Other Ethics Activities

Participate in at least 2 additional activities (such as another relevant workshop or panel discussion, special lecture, seminar, or Business Ethics Movie night).  Conducting ethics research under the supervision of a Center faculty member will also fit Part B.

Part B options coming up are:


Social Work Ethics Training - Hosted by CSBS, Department of Social Work

Thursday, October 24th, 2019, 9:00 am - 12:15 pm, UNI campus.  See the Social Work Ethics Training flyer (PDF) for agenda and further information.  For questions, please contact Jennifer Becker at or (319) 273-7881.


See RSP Training and Events for specific information on each event.

Additional options may be offered in future semesters.

*Note—this is not a credit certificate. It will not appear on your transcript, but you can ethically list it as an additional credential on your CV or resume!