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Good Scientific Practice – Protecting Scientific Integrity – Online Course


14. June 2021 09:15 – 15. June 2021 16:00


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:

  • Principles, norms and values of the responsible conduct of research
  • Forms and degrees of scientific misconduct and questionable research practices
  • Dealing with and managing 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 (individual work sessions, discussions),
  • 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, homework),
  • able to identify various forms of scientific misconduct of different magnitudes and explain why they hinder or corrupt the process of science (individual work sessions, discussions),
  • 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, homework).


To participate in the online course you need a PC/laptop with a current browser (recommended: Chrome or Firefox) as well as a headset (or speakers and microphone), possibly a webcam plus a stable Internet connection. As we will be discussing sensitive issues, please ensure that the conditions for data protection and confidentiality are respected.

Proficiency in English at the B2 level of competency is required.


June 14, 2021, 9:15 am–4 pm, and
June 15, 2021, 9:15 am–4 pm

Target group

Doctoral candidates from all disciplines


Maximum number of 10 participants
Internal 50 EUR
External 150 EUR


At , deadline May 31, 2021
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