Good Scientific Practice for Scientists and Supervisors - Protecting Scientific Integrity

  • Date: Mar 15, 2018
  • Time: 14:00 - 17:30
  • Speaker: Dr. Julia Verse
  • Location: Garching
  • Room: Seminarraum L6, 2.Stock Süd
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The major objective of the course “Good Scientific Practice - Protecting Scientific Integrity” is an introduction to the basic rules and values of the responsible conduct of research, according to local, national and international regulations and guidelines.The course is directed at all scientists who would like to refresh their knowledge about good scientific practice for their own work or the supervision of PhD and master students.

The participants will explore the differences and grey areas between good scientific practice, questionable research practice and scientific misconduct. They will learn how misconduct can be recognized and prevented, how it should be addressed and dealt with in case it occurs, and what damage it can cause if handled improperly.

The participants will gain insights to appropriate solutions to difficult situations in the process of science and receive advice on how to protect their own scientific work. The course encourages the active involvement of the participants. They are encouraged to speak with their colleagues and the appropriate institutions about their own research work and about problems and challenges.

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
• Reactions to scientific misconduct
• Local, national and international guidelines, rules and regulations

Julia Verse is a historian and ethnologist and received her doctoral degree from the Humboldt University of Berlin. She conducted international research, and while extending her experience as a consultant and coach in science, she currently teaches good scientific practice throughout Germany. In the endeavour to multiply awareness on good scientific practice and research ethics she literally sailed the sea with research training groups and presented a lecture on scientific misconduct at the 5th World Conference on Research Integrity in Amsterdam in May 2017. At present she is working on a publication of an empirical research project on the situation of young researchers and their knowledge on scientific misconduct.

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