External resources

There are many excellent online sources to learn more about research ethics. Here are some examples. Please note that these resources have not been quality assured by the National Research Ethics Committees.

General Resources


The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) has given advice on scientific publication through 20 years. 

The committee consists of editors, publishers and other professionals. They have resources concerning best practices, but the website also offers a large collection of real cases in publishing ethics.

The Embassy of Good Science

The Embassy of Good Science is developed by and for researchers, the idea is to be the Euorpean 'hub' for fostering good science and sharing resources concerning ethics and integrity. Includes a number of cases for discussion.



A consortium of 11 European partners led by the University of Utrecht. They have developed resources such as a free course on supervising and mentoring


SOPs4RI (Standard Operating Procedures for Research Integrity)

A EU-project developing a toolbox with standard operating procedures and guidelines that research performing and funding organisations can use to develop their own Research Integrity Promotion Plans, in accordance with The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity (ALLEA).


Netherlands Research Integrity Network (NRIN)

This website includes a library of relevant thesis, reports and book reviews.  


The dilemma game

Created by Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Dilemma Game confronts researchers with difficult dilemmas in the context of a critical dialogue, supporting them in further developing their own 'moral compass'.

This resource is offered both as printable cards and through an app. 


VIRT2UE Train the Trainer program

This program addresses researchers and educators from different disciplines who want to become trainers in Research Integrity. The training takes a virtue-based approach and supports participants in reflecting on their understanding of, and own positions towards research integrity. The program aims to foster the internalization of the principles of the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity.



Specific resources

The Research Handbook, From Idea to Publication

This handbook from Oslo University Hospital provides tips and guidance to hospital staff, health professionals and biomedical researchers who have an idea they want to turn into a high-quality research project. The book covers the entire research process, from idea to approvals and publication.



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