Good Scientific Practice

Dr. Michael Gommel
Institut für systemische Medizin- und Organisationsethik

27 July 2015, 9:30-18:00
28 July 2015, 9:30-13:30
Seminar Room 68/69 (Geb.64, Ground Floor)

Workshop "Good Scientific Practice"

This course if mandatory GRK1957 doctoral researchers.

The major objective of the workshop “Good Scientific Practice” is to know and understand the basic rules and values of the responsible conduct of research in all its steps, 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 should be addressed and dealt with, and what damage it can cause if handled improperly.

Finally, they will reflect motives for entering science as a profession, and receive instructive materials to support good scientific practice in their work environment.

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


  • Local, national and international guidelines, rules and regulations on good scientific practice and scientific misconduct
  • Degrees and extent of scientific misconduct 
  • Areas prone to conflict in the process of science
  • Data management
  • Authorship and the process of publication
  • Mentoring
  • Conflict management: how to deal with scientific misconduct

Input, case discussions, exercises, plenary discussions, expert talks.