Good Scientific Practice - Avoid Research Misconduct

Course Synopsis:
As a researcher, one has the privilege to work freely and creatively, pursuing own interests and adding to the knowledge base of the scientific community - and the community in general. This freedom comes with responsibility: The responsibility for self-control, accuracy, honesty, efficiency and objectivity. The scientific community has introduced rules of research integrity, which aim to preserve the freedom of research and prevent scientific misconduct.

GSP_ARM!d informs about the rules of research integrity and Good Scientific Practices (GSP) and how to Avoid Research Misconduct (ARM!d).

Target audiences are research staff, graduate students, PostDocs as well as faculty members.  The course aims to bring participants up to date with the standard statutes of research integrity (Singapore Statement, DFG Codex, Guidelines of the Hochschulrektorenkonferenz) as well as local regulations at place. It is also intended to raise awareness for the significance of Good Scientific Practices for each target group in particular. The class is structured around the DFG Curriculum „Good Scientific Practice“ for Courses in Science and Medicine | G. Sponholz | 10/2011, as well as the Horizon 2020 supported Virt2ue concept | Embassy of Good Science 2020, with particular emphasis on the following topics:

Recognizing Scientific Misconduct   
Data storage, handling and protection,  
Publication process and Authorship,  
Conflict Resolution / Ombudssystem.

Participants will receive assignments prior to as well as in between both Online sessions. During the workshops and lectures, participants will be engaged in discussions, group work and case studies.
The workload is equivalent to 1 ECTS. All participants will receive relevant material links to useful resources, a tool-kit with relevant publications, institutional guidelines as well as local contact points, which they can refer to throughout their scientific careers. These skills are also valuable to scientists who transfer to other career paths.


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