Good Scientific Practice

Dr. Debbie Radtke
iGRAD – Interdisciplinary Graduate and Research Academy Düsseldorf

20/21 May, 2019



Basics of responsible conduct and ethical principles in Research

  • Introduction: Values, virtues, potential problems and conflicts in scientific contexts
  • Basic recommendations of the DFG, relevant codices and regulations for safeguarding good scientific practice and scientific integrity
  • Scientific misconduct: Examples, elements of offense and consequences, procedures for coping with scientific misconduct (incl. excursus plagiarism)

General Responsibilities

  • Data collection and research documentation
  • Publication process, authorship and review of manuscripts
  • Supervision: Expectations, duties and roles
  • Organizational culture: Challenges of collaboration and communication in teams and in scientific collaborations. Strategies to prevent and to manage problems as well as conflict in everyday research environment
  • Procedures in case of suspicion and relevant contact persons (of according institution(s))

Important specific responsibilities [*depending on participants’ disciplinary/research background]

  • Important issues prior to any data collection: Authorization, permission or qualification relevant research [Research on animals]
  • [Research on humans]*
  • [Surveys, interviews, data privacy and security]*

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