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Tutor: Dr. Andreas Eizinger, SGBM

Date and time:

July 27, 2022 - 9:00-17:00 h

July 28, 2022 - 9:00-15:00 h

Location: Room 2.5.4 (day 1) and room 2.5.1 (day 2) , Herder Verlagsgebäude

Please register with the school management.

Aims of the course:

Aims of the course are to know and understand the
basic rules and values of the responsible conduct of research and to recognize
questionable scientific practice and misconduct. The participants will learn to
develop appropriate solutions for difficult situations in the process of science
and learn how act appropriately. They are encouraged to speak with colleagues
or with ombudspeople about mistakes and problems.

Contents of the course are:

• Definitions of good scientific practice and scientific misconduct
• Degrees and extent of scientific misconduct
• Examples for responsible and irresponsible conduct of research
• Areas of science which are prone to conflict
• Data management
• Authorship and the process of publication
• Mentoring
• Conflicts of interest and scientific cooperation
• Conflict management: how to deal with scientific misconduct
• The role of ombudspeople and whistleblowers
• Reactions to scientific misconduct
• Scientific Integrity vs. compliance
• Ethical principles and values of good scientific practice
• Primary prevention of scientific misconduct

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


Some comments of participants of previous course:

"It is very pertinent that we know of our rights as a PhD student - particularly to know about the Ombudsman system, and for that piece of information I am incredibly grateful.

"The course made me aware; I know now who can help me if I have problems."

"Interesting information; it was an eye-opener that I have to be more careful."

"I am feeling alerted about the issues in detail, especially about data management issues."

"GSP is more than being honest, that we have to talk about the issues and not ignore them in order to protect the integrity of science."






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