Good Scientific Practice: Protecting Research Integrity

Dr. Michael Gommel


Tuesday, 11 October & Wednesday, 12 October 2022 | 9.30am – 4.15pm | ONLINE | ZOOM


The major objective of this workshop 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 questionable research practices and misconduct can be recognized and prevented, how and why it should be addressed and dealt with in case it occurs, and what damage it can cause if handled improperly. The participants will learn how to protect their scientific work and are encouraged to speak with colleagues and supervisors about important issues. They will reflect on the reasons for engaging in good scientific practice and receive instructive materials and links to helpful websites.

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, degrees and extent of scientific misconduct
  • Documenting the research process
  • Managing research data and sources
  • Authorship and the process of publication
  • Mentoring and supervision as tools for fostering good scientific practice
  • 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 your active involvement and features case discussions, individual working sessions, plenary discussions and information input. Additional material and other resources will be provided after the workshop. You should sit in a quiet room alone and will need a computer with reasonably fast internet access, a suitable browser or the Zoom app, a camera, and a headset or microphone/speakers. Please do not participate from a busy laboratory or office as we might discuss sensitive topics.

Teilnehmerzahl und Teilnahmevoraussetzungen
Max. admissions: 16

Per Mail an gutuni-trierde unter Angabe von Vor- und Nachname sowie Promotionsfach
(Register by Tuesday, 27 September 2022)

Veranstaltung im Rahmen einer Reihe



Doctoral candidates