Courses in this category refer to the Researcher Development Framework Domain C: Research Governance and Organisation.

This refers to the knowledge of the standards, requirements and professionalism to do research.

The workshop is designed to help researchers take control of their research and professionalise their approach to its management.

Discover what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid it, including correct citation and good academic practice - essential for your thesis.

Do you know where all your research data is located? Is it secure, backed up or duplicated? Do you know what constitutes research data? Have you written a data management plan?  Did you know that some funders require you to share your data? If not, come along to find out more.

Do you want to know how to manage your research data more effectively? Have you written a data management plan? Did you know that most funders require you to share your data? If not, come along to find out more.


Personal and sensitive research data need to be managed in ways which do not cause harm to either the researcher or research participants. This session will examine: data protection legislation; how data can be managed securely; techniques for anonymizing data; ethics at Loughborough; and how this data can be preserved securely. 


The aims of this course are to help you to understand the impact of ethical issues in research and what your responsibilities are when conductin research.

This workshop will give science & engineering researchers an insight into the value of intellectual property.   It will introduce students to the different types of intellectual property that can be used to protect their technical research findings and data.


This workshop will give arts and social science researchers an insight into the value of intellectual property.   It will introduce students to the different types of intellectual property that can be used to protect their research findings.


This online module provides guidance on how to build and maintain the highest possible professional standards as a researcher. Developed and hosted by Epigeum (part of Oxford University Press), you can work through the multimedia materials at your own pace, and will be credited with up to 6 hours (one day’s worth) of learning.

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How to stay on the right side of the law; learn how and why doctoral researchers must comply with UK Copyright law when writing and submitting their thesis.

Need extra funding? For fees, living expenses, research, travel, conferences, or 4th year PhD study?

If the answer is ‘Yes’ to any of these, then consider this workshop.  It explores the thousands of alternative grant-making bodies in Britain: principally charities, trusts, and foundations. It doesn't matter what subject you are studying, or your nationality- there are opportunities for everyone.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: identify the appropriate and best alternative funding bodies for them, find them via the internet and books, and apply strongly and correctly.

The course leader, Dr. Shuzhi Zhou, won numerous awards from charities and trusts throughout her PhD, and is the co-author of 'The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding’