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Good Scientific Practice – Protecting Scientific Integrity


24. October 2018 09:15 – 25. October 2018 13:15

Philipps-Universität Marburg, MARA, F|05, Deutschhausstraße 11+13, 1st floor, seminar room 01.0010

This workshop addresses the basic rules and values of conducting responsible research and how to distinguish between good practice, questionable scientific practice, and misconduct. You will develop solutions for difficult situations in science. You will be encouraged to speak about mistakes and problems. The following aspects will be discussed:

  • Degrees and extent of scientific misconduct
  • Dealing with data, sources, and ideas
  • Authorship and the process of publishing
  • Conflict management: how to deal with scientific misconduct

Intended Learning Outcomes

After the workshop, you will be

  • able to name important principles of good scientific practice and show their importance in conducting science, as well as for protecting your work (smallgroup exercises),
  • able to discuss important aspects of and problems with authorship, publication culture, and data management with colleagues and apply the examples to your own situation (case discussions),
  • able to identify various forms of scientific misconduct of different magnitudes and explain why they hinder or corrupt the process of science (case discussions and small-group exercises),
  • aware of the appropriate procedures of counseling and support in the event of conflicts (information),
  • motivated to maintain your own scientific integrity by discussing specific and structural shortcomings with your co-workers (case discussions).


Please note that this is not an English language course. Proficiency in English at the B2 level of competency is required.


October 24, 2018, 9:15 am–6 pm, and
October 25, 2018, 9:15 am–1:15 pm

Target group

Doctoral candidates from all disciplines


Maximum number of 15 participants
Internal 40 EUR
External 100 EUR


At , deadline October 9, 2018
We kindly ask you to confirm your registration to make it binding. You may cancel your registration up to twelve days before the beginning of the course without providing specific reasons. Thereafter, you will be required to pay the attendance fee even if you do not attend the course.


Dr. Michael Gommel,

Event Organizer

MArburg University Research Academy (MARA)
Doctoral Program for Life and Natural Sciences