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GSP workshops

The major objective of our „Good Scientific Practice“ workshops is to know and understand the basic rules and values of the responsible conduct of research in all its stages, 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 how misconduct can be recognized and prevented, and how it should be addressed and dealt with in case it occurs, and what damage it can cause if handled improperly. The participants will learn to develop appropriate solutions for difficult situations in the process of science. They are encouraged to speak with colleagues about mistakes and problems.

The content of the course follows the curriculum „Good scientific practice“ which was commissioned by and developed in cooperation with the Research Ombudsman:

  • Definitions of good scientific practice and scientific misconduct
  • Degrees and extent of scientific misconduct
  • Examples for 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 and regulations

Depending on the participants' subjects, the duration of the workshop is between 10 and 16 academic hours. The content of the workshop is based uopn the Curriculum Good Scientific Practice.