The major objective of the workshop “Good Scientific Practice – Protecting Scientific
Integrity” 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 and receive advice on how to protect their scientific work. They are encouraged
to speak with colleagues and the appropriate institutions about mistakes and problems.
The content of the workshop follows the curriculum “Good scientific practice” which was
commissioned by and developed in cooperation with the German Research Ombudsman:
• Definitions of good scientific practice and scientific misconduct
• Examples for responsible and irresponsible conduct of research
• Data and source management
• Authorship and the process of publication
• Supervision as tools for fostering good scientific practice
• Conflict management: how to deal with scientific misconduct
• Responsibility and accountability in science
• Local, national and international guidelines and regulations on good scientific practice
and scientific misconduct.
The online workshop encourages the active involvement of the participants and features
case discussions, breakout rooms for small group work, single person working sessions,
plenary discussion, and information input. Additional material and other resources will be
provided after the workshop.
Registration for the workshop via Stud.IP (summer term 2023).
31 May 2023, 09:15 – End date: 01 June 2023, 16:15