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 Data Management & Presentation (Download Flyer PDF)

Monday, February 22, 2021, 2 – 3:30 pm  |  Zoom virtual session -- register here
Led by Helen Harton, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, this session will present and discuss ethical issues in data storage and management, as well as how to ethically author and present your results using various methods of dissemination. 
 

Ethical Issues in Quantitative Research (Download Flyer PDF)

Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 2 – 3:30 pm  |  Zoom virtual session -- register here
This panel will help participants become acquainted with key ethical issues involved in quantitative research and scholarship. It will include an interactive discussion on such topics as integrity in authorship, data management, and collaboration as they pertain to quantitative research methods. This panel discussion will be led by Helen Harton, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and include other faculty members who are experts in quantitative research methodologies. 
 

Ethical Issues in Scholarship: Gender, Ethnicity, and Power (Download Flyer PDF)

Thursday, March 25, 2021, 2 – 3:30 pm  |  Zoom virtual session -- register here  
Panelists in this workshop will help participants become acquainted with key ethical issues involved in research and scholarship. This event will include an interactive discussion on topics related to power relationships, including issues involving gender, race, and ethnicity. This panel discussion will be led by Helen Harton, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and include other faculty members.

 

 


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.

For inquiries about whether a scheduled event around campus qualifies, please contact rsp@uni.edu.

 

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

Additional options may be offered in future semesters.

*Please 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!