Saturday, 29th April 2017

Publication Integrity & Ethics (PIE) was developed over a decade ago to address several areas of concern and promote real editorial freedom.Read more.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Short online courses recommend by PIE

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The Publication Integrity and Ethics (PIE) is able to recommend short online courses to its members related to the integrity and ethics in publication and research, law and medical ethics, research governance, good ethical practice and management. The course title, description and link to the course registration are usually posted on the PIE’s website as a service to our members.

The course has to be approved by the PIE Council Sub-Committee for Education prior to its launch. When approved, full accreditation (CPD points) will be given via PIE; the PIE’s logo can be published on the candidate certificates and on the organisations (in charge of the course) website. These courses are independent of PIE and their day-to day management is handled by the individual(s) or the organisation in charge of them. As a non-for-profit organisation and service to our members, PIE will be posting these courses on its site free of charge as well as encourage its members to apply for them. The aims of these courses should be to promote integrity and ethics in the publishing, media and journalism sectors as well as academic integrity in research.

The PIE Council Sub-Committee for Education will continue to monitor the progress of these approved courses and seek feedback from the candidates. The Sub-Committee will issue an annual report regarding these courses and provide feedback to the organisers. The Sub-Committee will recommend the removal of the course from the PIE’s list if the organisation (in charge of the course) has failed to comply with the Sub-Committee’s recommendations.

PIE welcomes applications about courses in these disciplines. Please submit a proposal to office@integrity-ethics.org.

PIE has its own rules and regulations when it comes to any PIE-approved short online course. These need to be followed carefully when designing and structuring the course prior to submitting your application:
-    The course needs to have a clear title. Clear information needs to be provided about the course including description, aims, target audience, format and content, assessment and certification as well as the course fees and method of payment
-    The course needs to be a full online course. The materials should be downloadable and written in English (UK). The exercises, assessments and certification should be easily accessed online and compatible with the commonly used browsers and their various versions (Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox and Google Chrome)
-    The course needs to be structured in the following format:  pre-course exercises (10 MCQs), case study, introduction, breach of ethics, detection and intervention, potential outcomes, position of PIE, summary boxes, conclusion, exercises (10 MCQs) and assessments (20 MCQs). Please see our MCQs examples when you log in to the PIE member’s page
-    The course material needs to be no less than 10,000 words and 20 references
-    Upon downloading the course materials, the candidate is allowed a maximum of 3 weeks before attempting the (pre-assessment) exercises. Furthermore, the candidate is allowed a maximum of 5 weeks before attempting the formal assessment
-    The assessment is 3 parts; part 1 has to be attempted and passed before the candidate can attempt part 2, and so on. When part 3 is attempted and passed, then the course is completed and the certificate can be issued. One re-sit is allowed for every part of the assessment. If the re-sit is failed then access to the course is terminated and no certificate will be issued. Appeals are allowed
-    If the course is accepted on the PIE’s list: 10 CPD points will be given and the PIE’s logo will be printed on the certificate
-    The PIE’s Sub-Committee of Education will ask for online access to monitor the course. The Sub-Committee will be mainly interested in the feedback given by the candidates
-    The PIE’s Sub-Committee for Education will assess the course contents annually and advise whether updates and/or restructuring is required before allowing the course to continue on the PIE’s list for another year
-    Queries and complaints regarding the PIE-approved online courses: please contact courses@integrity-ethics.org.

For more information about PIE’s list of approved courses, please follow this link

For more information about the PIE-approved courses, please follow this link

 

The PIE Council Sub-Committee for Education will continue to monitor the progress of these approved courses and seek feedback from the candidates. The Sub-Committee will issue an annual report regarding these courses and provide feedback to the organisers. The Sub-Committee will recommend the removal of the course from the PIE’s list if the organisation (in charge of the course) has failed to comply with the Sub-Committee’s recommendations.

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