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Research integrity, Autumn 2019, Aarhus


Name of course:
Research integrity

ECTS credits:
1 (1 extra ECST awarded for an additional assignment)

Course parameters:
Language: English
Level of course: PhD course
Semester/quarter: Autumn 2019
Hours per week: Two full course days
Capacity limits: Minimum 10 and maximum 20 participants

Objectives of the course:

  • Providing junior researchers with a general introduction to research integrity and responsible conduct of research
  • Enabling junior researchers to reflect on issues concerning integrity and responsibility in relation to their own research

Learning outcomes and competences:
At the end of the course the student should be able to:

  • Identify and describe research integrity principles and policies/codes of conduct enforced to promote responsible conduct of research
  • Design research process in accordance to codes of conduct regarding research planning, data management, publication and authorship, and conflicts of interest
  • Reflect upon her/his own research in relation to research integrity and responsible conduct of research

Compulsory program:
Active participation and one written assignment (5 pages)

Course contents:

  • Research integrity principles and codes of conduct in research
  • Advising and mentoring
  • Data acquisition and management
  • Authorship, publication and peer review
  • Scientific misconduct and questionable research practices
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Science in society

PhD student + participation in the GSST Introduction day.

Name of lecturer(s):
Kristian H. Nielsen + invited speakers

Type of course/teaching methods:
Lectures, seminars and student presentations

National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 2009. On Being a Scientist: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research: Third Edition. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/12192

Course homepage:

Course assessment:
Passed/not passed, based on active participation and written assignment. One extra ECTS can be obtained by writing an additional individual paper (app. 10 pages) that draws on additional literature.

Centre for Science Studies, Department of Mathematics


  • Wednesday, 2 October 2019.
  • Wednesday, 23 October 2019.

Aarhus University

No show fee:
Please note the following: As from 2017, a no-show fee is introduced at GSST’s transferable skills courses for course participants who do not show up at the course or cancel their course participation after the course registration deadline – unless they can provide a Doctor’s note. The no-show fee will be DKK 1,200 (the price of one ECTS). The no-show fee is introduced because GSST has experienced many late cancellations, thus preventing people from the waiting lists to have a seat at the courses.

Deadline for registration is 3 September 2019. Information regarding admission will be sent out no later than 5 September 2019.

Due to an Agreement between Danish Universities coming into force as of 1 January 2011, participants from other universities than Aarhus University will have to pay DKK 1,200 per ECTS. In principle this also applies to external parties, but exemption can be granted under specific circumstances.

Registration for participants from Aarhus University: https://auws.au.dk/default.aspx?id=37720

Registration for participants from other universities:  https://auws.au.dk/default.aspx?id=37721

Please note that seats are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.


If you have any questions, please contact PhD Partner Karen Konradi, GSST (konradi@au.dk).

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