Good Scientific Practice

Good Scientific Practice

Instructor:Dr. Michael Gommel

Dates: Monday, 25 February, 9-17.30

           Tuesday, 26 February, 9-13.30 

Venue: Building A2 4, SRIIa

General description:
Aims of the course “Good Scientific Practice” 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.