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Good Scientific Practice for the experimental subjects

Instructor: Julia Verse
Language: English
Recommended for: exclusively doctoral candidates (experimental subjects only) in all phases of the doctorate

Date: Tuesday, 29th of October 2019, 9:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, 30th of October, 9:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
Registration deadline: 29th of September 2019


The major objective of the workshop “Good Scientific Practice - Protecting Scientific Integrity” is to know and understand the basic rules and values of the responsible conduct of research, according to local, national and international regulations and guidelines.

The participants will explore the differences and grey areas between good scientific practice, questionable research practice and scientific misconduct. They will learn to develop appropriate solutions to difficult situations in the process of science and receive advice on how to protect their own scientific work.
The content of the course follows the curriculum “Good Scientific Practice” which was commissioned by and developed in cooperation with the Research Ombudsman (DFG):

  • Definitions of good scientific practice and scientific misconduct
  • Degrees and extent of scientific misconduct
  • Examples of responsible and irresponsible conduct of research
  • Data management
  • Authorship and the process of publication
  • Mentoring and supervision
  • Conflict management: how to deal with scientific misconduct
  • Local, national and international guidelines

The workshop encourages the active involvement of the participants and features the following didactic elements: information input, plenary discussions, case discussions and problem-based learning in small groups.