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. 

Upcoming Part A qualifying sessions are the following:  


Ethical Issues in Quantitative Research​  

Monday, February 3, 2020, 2 – 3:30 pm, Rod Library 218​  -- Registration Requested --   (Download Flyer - PDF)​


Conducting Online Surveys: Methods, Platforms, and Ethical Considerations​  

Monday, February 10, 2020, 1 – 2:30 pm, Rod Library 287  -- Registration Requested --   (Download Flyer - PDF)


Ethical Issues in Scholarship: Gender, Ethnicity, and Power​  

Monday, February 17, 2020, 2 – 3:30 pm, Rod Library 218  -- Registration Requested --   (Download Flyer - PDF)​


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.

Upcoming Part B qualifying sessions are the following:


Businesspeople and the Good Life

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 4 pm, UFG Conference Room (CBB 319), Curris Business Building


For inquiries about possible qualifying events around campus, please contact Anita Gordon, Director of Research Ethics, at


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!